Biology and zoology

Chong, Albert K.-F. (2007) Biology and zoology. In: Applications of 3D measurement from images. Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath, Scotland, pp. 210-224. ISBN 1870325699; 9781870325691

Abstract

Photographs have been used to obtain linear measurement of biological and zoological subjects since the invention of photographic emulsion and the pin-hole camera. However, fullscale research on the use of stereo-photographs and the stereoscopic plotter began around the 1960s (Boyce, 1964). Recently, applications of photogrammetry in biology and zoology have increased notably following the introduction of digital imaging and digital stereo-workstations. Digital stereo-workstations provide flexibility in the use of different imaging sensors. For example, normal and near-infrared (NIR) photography taken with different focal length (principal distance) cameras, and displaying different textures and colours may be viewed together stereoscopically. Improved sensor technology allows flexibility of lighting requirements. Consequently, it is straightforward to capture high-precision NIR images of nocturnal animals in total darkness. Improved photogrammetric software also allows the modelling of refraction of two-media and underwater applications


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version unavailable. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 526.982 App.
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 04:55
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 04:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: photography; focal length; stereo-photographs; stereoscopic plotter; wildlife photography; digital imaging; near-infrared (NIR) photography
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080106 Image Processing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7913

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