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Remote Sens. 2009, 1(3), 577-605; doi:10.3390/rs1030577
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Digital Airborne Photogrammetry—A New Tool for Quantitative Remote Sensing?—A State-of-the-Art Review On Radiometric Aspects of Digital Photogrammetric Images

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1 Finnish Geodetic Institute, Geodeetinrinne 2, 02430 Masala, Finland 2 Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, Parc de Montjüic s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain 3 Institut für Photogrammetrie, Universität Stuttgart, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 24 D, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany 4 Swisstopo - Land survey of Switzerland, Seftigenstrasse 264, CH 3084 Wabern, Switzerland 5 Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG), 6, et 8 avenue Blaise Pascal-Cité Descartes-Champs-sur-Marne, 77455 Marne la Vallée Cedex 2, France 6 National Land Survey of Finland, Aerial Image Centre, P.O.Box 84, 00521 Helsinki, Finland 7 Institut für Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung, Universität Osnabrück, Seminarstraße 19a/b, 49084 Osnabrück, Germany 8 Ordnance Survey, Romsey Road, Maybush, Southampton, UK 9 ReSe Applications Schlaepfer, Langeggweg 3, CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland 10 Institut Géographique National (IGN), 2-4 avenue Pasteur 94165 SAINT MANDE CEDEX, France 11 National Survey and Cadastre, Rentemestervej 8, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark
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Received: 21 July 2009 / Revised: 17 August 2009 / Accepted: 2 September 2009 / Published: 10 September 2009
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Abstract

The transition from film imaging to digital imaging in photogrammetric data capture is opening interesting possibilities for photogrammetric processes. A great advantage of digital sensors is their radiometric potential. This article presents a state-of-the-art review on the radiometric aspects of digital photogrammetric images. The analysis is based on a literature research and a questionnaire submitted to various interest groups related to the photogrammetric process. An important contribution to this paper is a characterization of the photogrammetric image acquisition and image product generation systems. The questionnaire revealed many weaknesses in current processes, but the future prospects of radiometrically quantitative photogrammetry are promising.
Keywords: atmospheric correction; BRDF; calibration; orthophoto; photogrammetry; radiometry; remote sensing atmospheric correction; BRDF; calibration; orthophoto; photogrammetry; radiometry; remote sensing
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Honkavaara, E.; Arbiol, R.; Markelin, L.; Martinez, L.; Cramer, M.; Bovet, S.; Chandelier, L.; Ilves, R.; Klonus, S.; Marshal, P.; Schläpfer, D.; Tabor, M.; Thom, C.; Veje, N. Digital Airborne Photogrammetry—A New Tool for Quantitative Remote Sensing?—A State-of-the-Art Review On Radiometric Aspects of Digital Photogrammetric Images. Remote Sens. 2009, 1, 577-605.

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