June 4 - 5, 2017 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH
Sponsored by the Neukom Institute for Computational Science
The staggering uptake of Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) commonly referred to as drones has led some to coin the term ‘the Drone Age’ in reference to the current era [Economist 2015]. In parallel, the integration of Structure from Motion (SfM) and multi-view stereo (MVS) algorithms into the standard workflow of digital photogrammetry has led to a series of software products that can restitute topography from imagery with an unprecedented level of automation and ease. The result for the environmental monitoring community has been a democratization of high-resolution 3D spatial data collection, which has transformed how researchers can document and visualize environmental processes and change at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.