VERIFICATION OF POTENCY OF AERIAL DIGITAL OBLIQUE CAMERAS FOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY IN JAPAN
Keywords: Digital Oblique Aerial Camera, Oblique Images, Photogrammetric Accuracy, Bundle Adjustment, Oblique Viewer
Abstract. Digital oblique aerial camera (hereinafter called “oblique cameras”) is an assembly of medium format digital cameras capable of shooting digital aerial photographs in five directions i.e. nadir view and oblique views (forward and backward, left and right views) simultaneously and it is used for shooting digital aerial photographs efficiently for generating 3D models in a wide area.
For aerial photogrammetry of public survey in Japan, it is required to use large format cameras, like DMC and UltraCam series, to ensure aerial photogrammetric accuracy.
Although oblique cameras are intended to generate 3D models, digital aerial photographs in 5 directions taken with them should not be limited to 3D model production but they may also be allowed for digital mapping and photomaps of required public survey accuracy in Japan.
In order to verify the potency of using oblique cameras for aerial photogrammetry (simultaneous adjustment, digital mapping and photomaps), (1) a viewer was developed to interpret digital aerial photographs taken with oblique cameras, (2) digital aerial photographs were shot with an oblique camera owned by us, a Penta DigiCAM of IGI mbH, and (3) accuracy of 3D measurements was verified.