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Protocol for the Photogrammetric Survey of Buildings using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

10 pagesPublished: November 4, 2019


Photogrammetry encompasses imagery interpretative and measurement method to obtain the shape and location of an object. Since the beginning of the Digital Photogrammetry era (late 80’s), the three-dimensional reconstruction of objects has become one of its fundamental goals [Luhmann et al., 2014]. In the last few years, the professional use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) focused on this goal has increased and matured relatively fast.
The purpose of this work was to know if and how the UAVs have changed Photogrammetry: how they have modified the Photogrammetric Process and what the necessary bases are to establish a Protocol that provides the necessary steps to make high quality Photogrammetric Surveys of build-ings.
Thanks to the CentroGeo-INEGI project “Desarrollo y Evaluación de Técnicas Avanzadas de Percepción Remota para Alimentar un Catastro Tridimensional”, a team and the author performed a Photogrammetric Survey (of the Ajusco Unit of the National Pedagogical University [UPN] in Mexico City) to evaluate the Protocol.
The author prepared this work as a thesis to obtain the degree of Geomatics Engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). For more information, check the TesiUNAM website:

Keyphrases: Geomatics, Photogrammetry, UAVs

In: Oscar S. Siordia, José Luis Silván Cárdenas, Alejandro Molina-Villegas, Gandhi Hernandez, Pablo Lopez-Ramirez, Rodrigo Tapia-McClung, Karime González Zuccolotto and Mario Chirinos Colunga (editors). Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Geospatial Information Sciences, vol 13, pages 86--95

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Jos\textbackslash{}'e Roberto Hern\textbackslash{}'andez Castro},
  title     = {Protocol for the Photogrammetric Survey  of Buildings using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Geospatial Information Sciences},
  editor    = {Oscar S. Siordia and Jos\textbackslash{}'e Luis Silv\textbackslash{}'an C\textbackslash{}'ardenas and Alejandro Molina-Villegas and Gandhi Hernandez and Pablo Lopez-Ramirez and Rodrigo Tapia-McClung and Karime Gonz\textbackslash{}'alez Zuccolotto and Mario Chirinos Colunga},
  series    = {Kalpa Publications in Computing},
  volume    = {13},
  pages     = {86--95},
  year      = {2019},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2515-1762},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/x26m}}
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