Photogrammetry: a very modern solution

Photogrammetric Surveys enable rapid data capture using specialist cameras. These are either fitted to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or attached to tripods and masts. Photogrammetry as a methodology is as old as modern photography. Whilst its use declined with the development of laser scanning, in recent years with the rising popularity of UAV's, and improvements in associated software, photogrammetry has ‘taken off again’.

Meet the Aerial Expert of Stonehenge

SUMO Aerial-Cam’s Adam Stanford has gained expertise over a career spanning more than 30 years. As a leading pilot within the industry, his involvement has been vital in many well-known archaeological projects across the globe. This includes Adam’s long-standing participation in the Stonehenge Riverside Projects. We took some time to ask Adam about his participation in the projects so far...

SLAM for Measured Building Surveys When Is It Appropriate?

Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) was first used by autonomous vehicles, to concurrently map and navigate through an unknown environment. 'SLAM' is not a particular algorithm or piece of software. Rather it refers to the problem of trying to simultaneously localise (i.e. find the position/orientation of) a sensor around its surroundings. This happens at the same time mapping the structure of that environment.