Remote Sens. 2009, 1(4), 829-841; doi:10.3390/rs1040829
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Photogrammetric Methodology for the Production of Geomorphologic Maps: Application to the Veleta Rock Glacier (Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain)

1 Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain 2 Departamento de Expresión Gráfica, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain 3 Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas (DIIS) and Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A), University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
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Received: 11 September 2009; in revised form: 25 September 2009 / Accepted: 23 October 2009 / Published: 28 October 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geomorphological Processes and Natural Hazards)
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Abstract: In this paper we present a stereo feature-based method using SIFT (Scale-invariant feature transform) descriptors. We use automatic feature extractors, matching algorithms between images and techniques of robust estimation to produce a DTM (Digital Terrain Model) using convergent shots of a rock glacier.The geomorphologic structure observed in this study is the Veleta rock glacier (Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain). This rock glacier is of high scientific interest because it is the southernmost active rock glacier in Europe and it has been analyzed every year since 2001. The research on the Veleta rock glacier is devoted to the study of its displacement and cartography through geodetic and photogrammetric techniques.
Keywords: Sierra Nevada (Spain); rock glacier; photogrammetry; computer vision; matching

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De Matías, J.; De Sanjosé, J.J.; López-Nicolás, G.; Sagüés, C.; Guerrero, J.J. Photogrammetric Methodology for the Production of Geomorphologic Maps: Application to the Veleta Rock Glacier (Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain). Remote Sens. 2009, 1, 829-841.

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De Matías J, De Sanjosé JJ, López-Nicolás G, Sagüés C, Guerrero JJ. Photogrammetric Methodology for the Production of Geomorphologic Maps: Application to the Veleta Rock Glacier (Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain). Remote Sensing. 2009; 1(4):829-841.

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De Matías, Javier; De Sanjosé, José J.; López-Nicolás, Gonzalo; Sagüés, Carlos; Guerrero, José J. 2009. "Photogrammetric Methodology for the Production of Geomorphologic Maps: Application to the Veleta Rock Glacier (Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain)." Remote Sens. 1, no. 4: 829-841.

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