WHY ANALYTICAL PLOTTERS?

The presentation of analytical stereoplotters by six manufacturers during the ISP Congress in Helsinki in 1976 represented a breakthrough in the development of plotting equipment. The author analyzes the general process of scientific progress and of photogrammetry which is integrated in this overall evaluation. The progress assured by this evaluation is discussed. Access to projective spaces in infinite numbers on the basis of exposures free of parametric constraints is especially analysed. The accuracy of analytical plotting is pointed out in the very process of making the spatial model. The system's economy is achieved by automating orientation and exploitation routines. The possibility of carrying out three types of plotting--graphical, digital, and orthophotographic--on the basis of the same modules as those of an analytical plotter, is noted particularly that the storage of simultaneously acquired data in the exposure and space planes permits the surest and most elegant solution in orthophotography. If analytical plotters are no more costly than first-order analog plotters, their qualities of precision and productivity and the possibilities of new applications open, quite significantly, a new era in photogrammetry. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22046
  • Authors:
    • Dubuisson, BLY
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00168412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM