Courses & Units

Remote Sensing: Drone Photogrammetry KGG330

Note:

This unit is offered in a blended on-campus mode.  The unit delivery comprises one 2-hour online video conferencing session per week.  This session is shown in the Unit timetable.  Students may join this session from personal computers on-campus or from their work or home. The practical work for this unit can be completed off-campus, but students are encouraged to use on-campus PC laboratory facilities that have the required high-performance computing and required software installed.

Introduction

Aerial photography has recently become a technology that is widely available. The advent of drones and modern photogrammetric software has revolutionised the way in which we can collect information about the earth’s surface. Photogrammetry is the science of measurement from photographs. This unit will provide you with an understanding of the mathematical principles of photogrammetry and how these principals are used by current software to enable the creation of products such as orthophotos and topographic maps.
You will get the opportunity to work with drones and drone data first hand, learn about what drones can and cannot do. Specifically, you will learn skills such as;
• image processing functions.
• camera selection for a range of tasks
• developing appropriate and efficient flight plans
KGG330 is a core unit in the BSurvSpSc, an advanced unit in the GIS and Remote Sensing Major and is also available to students from other courses who have an interest in aerial photography, in particular using drones.

Summary

Unit name Remote Sensing: Drone Photogrammetry
Unit code KGG330
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Luke Wallace
Teaching staff Doctor Luke Wallace
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a flight plan for a range of platforms and environments
  • Explain the principles used by modern software to process a photogrammetric dataset
  • Solve spatial problems using data derived from photogrammetry and laser scanning
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KGG544 AND KGG230

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour online lecture, 1 x 3-hour online practical, per week. 

AssessmentModule quizzes (50%)|Project (35%)|Practical (15%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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