2017 GSA: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry for Earth Science Research and Education short course
8:00 AM Welcome & Course Introduction
8:30 AM Intro to SfM & scientific motivations – high-resolution topography and 3D imaging
- Science Motivations (Ramon)
- Introduction to SfM Photogrammetry (Ed)
- SfM Applications (Ramon, Ed, Adam)
9:30 AM Break
9:45 AM El Mayor Cucapah earthquake demo activity and discussion (Ed, Ramon)
10:45 AM Overview of SfM data acquisition concepts (Ed, Ramon)
- SfM platforms (Ed)
- UAS & FAA regulations (Chris)
- Considerations for building SfM processing machines
12:00 PM Lunch on your own. While out, take some pictures for afternoon session, start moving images off your phone.
1:00 PM Hands-on demonstration of SfM workflow: Participants photograph objects near short course venue, transfer images to computer, process data to simple 3D models using AgiSoft PhotoScan software.
Show and tell of the models
2:30 PM EMC differencing (Ed, Ramon, Chris; CloudCompare)
3:45 PM UNAVCO education resources on SfM and related topics (Chris)
4:15 PM Future trends, computing resources, 3D printing, Afternoon session Q&A and concluding thoughts.
5:00 PM Adjourn