IIT Kanpur Syllabus
Advanced Land Measurement Techniques
Course content: GPS-range and time measurements, errors, surveying methodologies and field procedures; Laser Scanning-physics of laser, laser interaction, different methods of range measurements with advantages and disadvantages, laser scanning types, components of LiDAR systems, INS-GPS integration, errors in laser scanning, laser scanning applications; Photogrammetry-camera types, geometry of photographs, distortions and rectifications, stereoscopy, parallax and use, interior and exterior orientation, mathematical model relating image and object space, bundle block adjustment.
Suggested text and reference material:
GPS Satellite Surveying, Alfred Leick, John Wiley
GPS for Land Surveyors, Sickle, J. V. Ann Arbor Press
David F. Maune(2002): Digital elevation model technologies and applications: The DEM users manual:; Manual of Remote Sensing: ASPRS; 2002
George Vosselman and Hans-Gerd Maas(2010), Airborne and Terrestrial laser scanning, CRC Press, New York
Jie Shan and Charles K Toth (2009) Topographic laser ranging and scanning: principle and processing, CRC Press, New York
Moffit, Francis H. and Mikhail, Edward M. Photogrammetry. Third Ed., New York:Harper & Row, 1980.
Wolf, Paul, R. Elements of Photogrammetry. Second Ed., McGraw-Hill, 1982.