Oblique aerial imagery for NMA: some best practices

F. Remondino, I. Toschi, M. Gerke, F. Nex, D. Holland, A. McGill, J. Talaya Lopez, A. Magarinos

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Oblique airborne photogrammetry is rapidly maturing and being offered by service providers as a good alternative or replacement of the more traditional vertical imagery and for very different applications see Figure1). EuroSDR, representing European National Mapping Agencies (NMAs) and research organizations of most EU states, is following the development of oblique aerial cameras since 2013, when an ongoing activity was created to continuously update its members on the developments in this technology. Nowadays most European NMAs still rely on the traditional workflow based on vertical photography but changes are slowly taking place also at production level. Some NMAs have already run some tests internally to understand the potential for their needs whereas other agencies are discussing on the future role of this technology and how to possibly adapt their production pipelines. At the same time, some research institutions and academia demonstrated the potentialities of oblique aerial datasets to generate textured 3D city models or large building block models. The paper provides an overview of tests, best practices and considerations coming from the R&D community and from three European NMAs concerning the use of oblique aerial imagery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationXXIII ISPRS Congress
EditorsL. Halounova, V. Šafář, J. Jiang, H. Olešovská, P. Dvořáček, D. Holland, S. Seredovich, J.-P. Muller, E. Pattabhi Rama Rao, B. Veenendaal, L. Mu, S. Zlatanova, J. Oberst, C.P. Yang, Y. Ban, S. Stylianidis, V. Voženílek, A. Vondráková, G. Gartner, F. Remondino, Y. Doytsher, G. Percivall, G. Schreier, I. Dowman, A. Streilein, J. Ernst
PublisherInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2016
EventXXIII ISPRS Congress: From human history to the future with spatial information - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 12 Jul 201619 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)2194-9034


ConferenceXXIII ISPRS Congress
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
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