Book Review

imageA major new geomatics book has been published during August, Close Range Photogrammetry, Principles, Methods and Applications by the internationally-known and respected authors, Professor Thomas Luhmann, Dr. Stuart Robson, Dr. Stephen Kyle and Professor Ian Harley.

This is an authoritative guide to close range photogrammetry and is the first English language text that deals with the subject in such depth. It has been updated from the German text by Luhmann and at around 530pp is a very substantial edition. It provides a thorough presentation of the methods, mathematics, systems and applications which comprise the subject of close range photogrammetry.

After an introduction, the book provides fundamental mathematics, including orientation, digital imaging processing and 3-D reconstruction methods, as well as presenting a discussion of imaging technology including targeting and illumination, hardware and software systems. Finally it gives a short overview of photogrammetric solutions for typical applications in engineering, manufacturing, medical science, architecture, archaeology and other fields.

This book will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and practitioners in photogrammetry, metrology, imaging processing and any scientific or engineering discipline where accurate 3-D measurements are used.

ISBN 1-870325-50-8; 240 170 mm; c.528pp; liberally illustrated (in 2 colours); hardback 60

Contact: Whittles Publishing; Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, UK. KW6 6EY.

T: +44(0)1593-731 333; F: +44(0)1593-731 400; E: info@whittlespublishing.com

This book is available via the GIM International bookstore

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