The Photogrammetric Record

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 147

Edited By: Stuart I. Granshaw

Impact Factor: 1.377

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 10/23 (Imaging Science & Photographic Technology); 15/27 (Remote Sensing); 31/46 (Geography Physical); 99/173 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1477-9730


Aims and Scope

The Photogrammetric Record is an international journal containing original, independently and rapidly refereed articles that reflect modern advancements in photogrammetry, 3D imaging, computer vision, and other related non-contact fields. All aspects of the measurement workflow are relevant, from sensor characterisation and modelling, data acquisition, processing algorithms and product generation, to novel applications. The journal provides a record of new research which will contribute both to the advancement of photogrammetric knowledge and to the application of techniques in novel ways. It also seeks to stimulate debate though correspondence, and carries reviews of recent literature from the wider geomatics discipline.

Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Photogrammetric sensor calibration and characterisation
  • Laser scanning (lidar)
  • Image and 3D sensor technology (e.g. range cameras, natural user interface systems)
  • Photogrammetric aspects of image processing (e.g. radiometric methods, feature extraction, image matching and scene classification)
  • Mobile mapping and unmanned vehicular systems (UVS; UAVs)
  • Registration and orientation
  • Data fusion and integration of 3D and 2D datasets
  • Point cloud processing
  • 3D modelling and reconstruction
  • Algorithms and novel software
  • Visualisation and virtual reality
  • Terrain/object modelling and photogrammetric product generation
  • Geometric sensor models
  • Databases and structures for imaging and 3D modelling
  • Standards and best practice for data acquisition and storage
  • Change detection and monitoring, and sequence analysis
Applications of photogrammetry are numerous and far-reaching, and can include:

-      topographic mapping
-      industrial metrology
-      CAD/CAM integration of 3D imaging methods
-      spatial data acquisition for geographical information systems (GIS)
-      digital cartography
-      virtual reality
-      visualisation
-      computer vision
-      robotics
-      agriculture and forestry
-      archaeology, cultural heritage and architecture
-      engineering and industry
-      entertainment
-      environmental science (climate change, natural hazards)
-      earth science (e.g. geology, geomorphology and geophysics)
-      medicine and biometrics
-      biology


Photogrammetry, laser scanning, lidar, range imaging, optical metrology, GIS, remote sensing, digital imaging, geomatics, geomatic engineering, surveying, aerial photography, cartography, geospatial, geographical information, spatial information, 3D modelling, close range applications

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