Computing a Line-of-Sight Using Digital Image Matching and Analytical Photogrammetry.
ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report presents a method for computing a line-of-sight by using digital gray shade data, analytical photogrammetry, and computer software. The computer program combines a digital image matching process with stero-triangulation to produce a profile between the end points of the line. A 1,192 meter line-of-sight profile has been computed. The probability of computing an entire line in one program execution is low. This is due to matching problems in areas of sparse imagery and steep slopes. This experiment created more questions than answers. The questions involved patch size, pixel size, pixel spacing, computation time, computer memory, and quantization of the digital gray shade data. The profiling technique could be used for engineering jobs such as cut and fill, profiling for dam planning, volume determination of piles of earth from excavations, and profiling craters. Author
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware