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Sensors 2009, 9(9), 6991-7002; doi:10.3390/s90906991

Application of Close Range Photogrammetry to Deck Measurement in Recreational Ships

Departamento de Ingeniería de los Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente, Universidad de Vigo, E.T.S.I. Minas, Rúa Maxwell s/n, 36310 Vigo, Spain
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Received: 13 July 2009 / Revised: 13 August 2009 / Accepted: 31 August 2009 / Published: 3 September 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain)
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In this article, we present results that demonstrate the utility of close range photogrammetry in the measurement of decks in recreational craft as an alternate measurement system to the one based on direct acquisition of coordinates. The areas of deck covered with teakwood for aesthetic or security reasons were measured. Both methods were compared in terms of precision of measurements, time consumption, equipment cost, and ease of manipulation and equipment transportation. Based on the results, we conclude that photogrammetry has advantages in almost every aspect with respect to the direct method. Consequently, photogrammetry is suggested as a suitable method for coordinate measurement of decks in recreational ships. However, in some special circumstances, where ships have wide corridors with few obstacles the direct method can be more appropriate than the photogrammetric method. View Full-Text
Keywords: close range photogrammetry; coordinate measurement machine; 3D model; teakwood close range photogrammetry; coordinate measurement machine; 3D model; teakwood

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Ordóñez, C.; Riveiro, B.; Arias, P.; Armesto, J. Application of Close Range Photogrammetry to Deck Measurement in Recreational Ships. Sensors 2009, 9, 6991-7002.

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