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Title: High spatial resolution data acquisition for the geosciences: kite aerial photography
Authors: Smith, Mike J.
Chandler, Jim H.
Rose, James
Keywords: Kite
Aerial
Digital
Photogrammetry
DEM
Mapping
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Citation: SMITH, M.J., CHANDLER, J.H. and ROSE, J., 2009. High spatial resolution data acquisition for the geosciences: kite aerial photography. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34 (1), pp. 155 - 161
Abstract: This paper highlights the requirement for very high resolution (<0·25 m) elevation data for quantitative and qualitative morphometric analyses. Traditional techniques for high resolution data capture (e.g. airborne, heliborne) are prohibitively expensive for small studies and therefore a kite-based platform was developed, in conjunction with a consumer non-metric digital camera, for data capture. The combination of kite and digital camera is more generally termed kite aerial photography (KAP). The accuracy of data derived by digital photogrammetry and imagery acquired using a kite based non-metric camera is assessed by three experiments: one on smooth terrain, one on tor terrain and one on a glaciofluvial esker. Ground control targets were surveyed at all three sites, with the imagery subsequently processed using the Leica Photogrammetry Suite. The results demonstrate that the method can extract a high number of sampling points at high accuracy, provided that there is suitable image texture across the site. However, final judgment concerning the suitability of derived data is dependent upon an understanding of measurement variability and user quantification of acceptable accuracy.
Description: Closed access. This paper was published in the journal, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms [© John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.1702/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1002/esp.1702
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14607
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.1702
ISSN: 0197-9337
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