Photogrammetric Tools for Panoramic Sector Scan Imagery in the VIDARS Analysis Station

Franz Leberl, Viktor Kaufmann, Glen Gustafson, Matt Stevens, Erwin Kienegger

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Computer-assisted photo-interpretation is a recent development supported by the advent of numerous interpretation stations. A unique universal station is VIDARS--manufactured by the Richards Corporation of McLean, Virginia--since it has recently been equipped with a new software system that incorporates complex photogrammetric mensuration capabilities. Photo-interpreters typically find it difficult to perform mensuration tasks; therefore the implementation of the photogrammetric functions must not burden the user with a need to understand photogrammetric theories. This paper illustrates a difficult application of VIDARS to sector-scan panoramic film (Long Range Aerial Panoramic--LORAP) imagery and will show how well the user can perform target positioning tasks within his interpretation work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAirborne reconnaissance IX
Place of PublicationBellingham, Wash.
ISBN (Print)0-89252-596-7
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual Technical Symposium: Airborne Reconnaissance IX - San Diego, United States
Duration: 20 Aug 198523 Aug 1985

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference29th Annual Technical Symposium: Airborne Reconnaissance IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges

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