From Photos to 3D Models. Introduction to Photogrammetry

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In Person 

This three-class course will introduce the attendees to Photogrammetry.   

Photogrammetry can be an exceptionally useful topic in studying humanities: 3D surveying buildings, decorations, objects using a simple camera is something with amazing possibilities and can greatly contribute to an academic and/or professional portfolio. In this workshop, we will explore how to go about turning “simple” jpg files into photogrammetric projections (tiff), sections, 3D texturised models, etc. Step by step, we will cover the theory on how to acquire proper pictures, avoid common mistakes and elaborate them with the software. In a final tutorial, we will export the model through different formats and see how these outputs can be elaborated through other software: AutoCAD, QGIS or Meshlab. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to produce their own photogrammetric elaborations and start exploring the full potential of this method. 

This is a beginner-level course. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method.  

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details on how to get ready for the course.  

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows.  

More details about Data Surgeries.  

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event.  


If you're interested in other training on working with 3D data, have a look at the following: 

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Digital Scholarship Centre

Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor

Main Library 

University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh EH8 9LJ