Training | Specialized Tracks | Photogrammetry Track
Course Duration: 15 Day(s)

Over the past years there have been significant changes in the field of photogrammetry, today photogrammetry and map production experts are under pressure to produce more in less time while maintaining high degree accuracy. Therefore using photogrammetry has been increased in different applications like: 

- Map production
- Geometric correction for both aerial and satellite images
- Digital Elevation Model Generation
- Transportation planning
- Engineering and facilities mapping
- Defense applications 
- GIS applications
- Study the flow and surface runoff
- 3D analysis and visualization 
- Designing roads and bridges networks applications
- Security systems applications 
- Urban planning applications
- Monitoring buildings violation



Photogrammetry Track Courses:

No.  Training Track Duration (day)
1 Introduction to Geodesy and Map Projection 1
2 Introduction to Photogrammetry 1
3 Fundamentals of ERDAS Imagine 4
4 Introduction to LPS "Photogrammetric Suite" 5
5 Stereo Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE 1
6 IMAGINE 3D View: VirtualGIS 1
7 Pilot Project 2



Training Contents

1) Introduction to Geodesy and Map Projection
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of Geodesy. The course provides a foundation in Geometric Geodesy, Satellite Geodesy as well as Map Projections.
1 day
• Geometric Geodesy 
                                 - Introduction
                                 - Shape of the Earth 
                                 - Geodetic systems 
• Satellite Geodesy 
                                 - Introduction 
                                 - Satellites characteristics 
• Errors, Theory of least squares, and adjustments of observations
                                 - Measurements and types of errors 
                                 - Propagation of errors in observations
                                 - Adjustment of observation 
• Introduction to Map Projection 
                                 - Shape of the earth surface 
                                 - Plane coordinates 
                                 - Earth coordinates 
                                 - Map and Projection scale
                                 - Classification of projections 
• Projection on A Plane Surface 
• Projection on Conical Surface 
• Projection on Cylindrical Surface
Software Covered
None (theoretical course)
Follow-up Courses
Introduction to Photogrammetry
2) Introduction to Photogrammetry 
This session provides an introduction to photogrammetry where trainees will be exposed to know the concept of photogrammetry and theoretical and mathematical models used to define the relationship between Imagery and the earth's surface and is considered a prelude to training courses for the production of digital elevation models. 
1 day
• Introduction
• Interior orientation
• Exterior orientation
• Mathematical models
• Triangulation
Software Covered
None (theoretical course)
Follow-up Courses
Fundamentals of ERDAS Imagine
3) Fundamentals of ERDAS Imagine 
This course illustrates the basic concepts of remote sensing and GIS, providing a foundation in image processing and classification, orthorectification, and classification using ERDAS IMAGINE Essential, Advantage and Professional
4 days
• Navigate around the IMAGINE Essentials and IMAGINE Advantage interfaces 
• Import digital data into the IMAGINE Environment 
• Use the IMAGINE Viewer to display imagery, vector files and other data sets 
• Create, edit and integrate Vector Layers
• Perform spatial and spectral enhancements on multispectral imagery 
• Process multiple files using Batch Wizards 
• Assign geographical coordinates to an image to create geometrically corrected and orthorectified imagery 
• Perform a basic land cover classification using a multispectral image 
• Perform simple raster GIS functions 
• Create print-ready maps with the Map Composer
• Create basic Spatial Models to manipulate vector and raster datasets 
• Perform GIS analysis with the Spatial Modeler 
Follow-up Courses
Introduction to LPS "Photogrammetric Suite" 
4) Introduction to LPS "Photogrammetric Suite"
In this intermediate, application-oriented course, students will learn the tools and functionality necessary to complete a desktop mapping project, using LPS. Instructors will explain how to triangulate a block of images, extract elevation data, and create orthorectified imagery. Data sources used include conventional aerial photographic frames and QuickBird imagery from DigitalGlobe. 
5 days
Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE 
• Understand basic digital photogrammetric theory needed to use LPS 
• Input all necessary data, create and triangulate blocks of imagery 
• Use the Automatic Point Measurement tool to improve triangulation results 
• Extract elevation data to produce a Digital Terrain Model using tools in LPS 
• Display, edit and enhance Digital Elevation Models using standard ERDAS IMAGINE® tools 
• Orthorectify multiple images from a block using elevation data from multiple sources 
• Mosaic several orthorectified images 
• Visualize orthorectified imagery in a standard ERDAS IMAGINE Viewer and use the Image Drape tool to create perspective three-dimensional scenes
• Setting Preferences for satellite image processing in LPS
• Creating a blockfile with commercial satellite imagery
• Internal and External Orientation with or without RPCs
• Workflow for no GCPs
• Point cloud
Software Covered
LPS [Core, Terrain Extraction, Terrain Editor, Orthorectification and Mosaicking]
Follow-up Courses
Stereo Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE 
5) Stereo Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE
Provides introductions to Stereo Analyst which enables you to create and maintain comprehensive databases of feature data using stereo visualization. Stereo visualization lets you distinguish the features in your imagery faster and more easily, and increases the accuracy of the features that you collect.
1 day
Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE
• Principles of Stereo Viewing
• Stereo Models and Parallax
• Scaling, Translation, and Rotation
• 3D Floating Cursor and Feature Collection
• Measuring 3D Information
• Collecting and Editing 3D GIS Data
• Texturizing 3D Models
• Feature Projects and Classes
Follow-up Courses
IMAGINE 3D View: VirtualGIS 
6) IMAGINE 3D View: VirtualGIS
This one day training is designed to become better acquainted with the 3D View and IMAGINE VirtualGIS capabilities within the new Ribbon Interface.  The training is led by an instructor, but students will have the freedom to create their own personalized worlds, ask questions, and learn shortcuts, tips and tricks in the 3D View.
1 day
Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE
LPS (preferred but not mandatory)
• Use elevation models, raster overlays, vector data, and other GIS layers to create a customized 3D world
• Master navigation modes for smooth and easy visualization 
• Import models and model coverage's in various 
• Create an animated fly-through using models and camera mode
• Record movies to share with others
Follow-up Courses
Pilot Project 
7) Pilot Project
The training will be on real data for an area around Cairo Airport, the pilot project will include WorldView-2 stereo satellite images (Resolution: 50 cm, dated May 2009). Twenty Ground control points will be used to make the bundle block adjustment and a high resolution Digital Elevation Model will be generated.
2 day
Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE
• Build bundle block model from stereo satellite images
• Automatic Digital Elevation Model Extraction
• Generating Orthorectified satellite image using the generated DEM
• Generate 3D buildings (Building Heights)