Selasa, 01 April 2008

Photogrammetry Memory Lane...

I was checking out this post about the history of photogrammetry, and it reminded me of a website some colleagues put together regarding the history of photogrammetry in Switzerland. The general site, the Virtual Archive of Wild Heerbrugg, has a lot of information as well. If you’re curious about how modern digital photogrammetry came to be, then definitely take a look. It covers the analogue period (starting in the 1920s) right through to the introduction of digital workstations in the late ‘80s and '90s. There’s also an interesting section on aerial cameras, starting with the C1 in 1925. One of the most remarkable entries is the RC30. Despite its introduction in 1992, there are still many units in heavy use today! How many of us in the mapping community still use hardware (or software) from then? Solaris 2.1, or 486 processors running on Window 3.1? DLT tape drives…

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