2021 Short Course: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry

2021 GSA Short Course 519. Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry.

Date: October 4, 2021
Times:  9:00am to 3:00pm PDT
Venue: This short course is offered in a virtual format only.

Structure from Motion (SfM), a photogrammetric technique that uses overlapping images to construct 3D surface models, is quickly emerging as a valuable research and education tool in geodesy, geomorphology, structural geology, and related disciplines. Images can be collected with a standard consumer-grade camera, making SfM a low-cost tool that complements other 3D imaging technologies, such as terrestrial and airborne laser scanning (lidar). SfM can be collected from a handheld camera or an airborne platform such as an aircraft, tethered balloon, kite, or UAS (unmanned aerial system), enabling 3D imaging of features ranging in size from decimeters to several kilometers. This one-day course will provide faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to SfM technology, data collection and processing, and examples of science and educational applications. A combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations of SfM equipment and data processing will be used.

This course is offered by Open Topography, UNAVCO, and the Geological Society of America (GSA) in conjunction with the GSA Connects 2021 annual meeting. You must register for the GSA Connects 2021 meeting to participate in this course. The $35 fee will be added to your registration package.