ILMF 2015 DAY 2 – Fisheye Cameras

One of the more impressive presentations at ILMF 2015 today came from Christoph Strecha, the CEO of Pix4D. He discussed the research they had done with fisheye cameras, concluding that the accuracy of the fisheye was as good as a perspective lens, but when combined with the dramatic decrease in the number of photos required to capture a given scene the fisheye was a clear winner.

He also reported on a detailed comparison that was made of the 3D documentation of a 21 building castle in Switzerland between laser scanning and digital cameras. After a rigorous analysis they found that the accuracy of the point clouds was quite similar.

Despite reports to the contrary photogrammetry is alive and well.

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