Meetings & Materials

Week 1 - Intro

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Week 2 - Applications, Surveying & DEMs

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Here's a good assortment of recent SFM Papers:
  • Marteau, B., et al. (2016). "Application of Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry to river restoration." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 10.1002/esp.4086
  • Tonkin, T. and N. Midgley (2016). "Ground-Control Networks for Image Based Surface Reconstruction: An Investigation of Optimum Survey Designs Using UAV Derived Imagery and Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry." Remote Sensing 8(9): 786. DOI: 10.3390/rs8090786
  • Cook, K. L. (2017). "An evaluation of the effectiveness of low-cost UAVs and structure from motion for geomorphic change detection." Geomorphology 278: 195-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.11.009
  • Carbonneau, P. E. and J. T. Dietrich (2016). "Cost-effective non-metric photogrammetry from consumer-grade sUAS: implications for direct georeferencing of structure from motion photogrammetry." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4012
  • Tonkin, T. and N. Midgley (2016). "Ground-Control Networks for Image Based Surface Reconstruction: An Investigation of Optimum Survey Designs Using UAV Derived Imagery and Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry." Remote Sensing 8(9): 786. DOI: 10.3390/rs8090786
  • Mosbrucker, A. R., et al. (2017). "Camera system considerations for geomorphic applications of SfM photogrammetry." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4066
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Week 3 - Change Detection Principles

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Week 5 - Error Modelling - Statistical Methods

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If you want to see if you're really grasping all the concepts we've covered so far, I encourage you to do the two, self-paced exercises from the Rio Cinca in Spain described in these slides:
This will have you build a multi-method error model from a SFM-derived DEM, and you'll build a GCD project.


Week 6 - Spatially Variable Error Modelling -Intro to Fuzzy Inference Systems