Photogrammetry, Inventory and Models

Course Topics

Key: Unstudied, ~ Current, ✔ Completed, ☆ Reference

Canvas Class Page (Resource)
University of Missouri Blackboard site.
Assignments (Resource)
A list of assignments and the due dates.
Introduction (Overview)
This course is designed to introduce you to the techniques of aerial photo interpretation, ground truth that data, forest inventory, and then use that information in a GIS or in forest growth models. The focus is to develop the specific skills needed in forest land resource management. The course will consist of a set of exercises designed to introduce a variety of photo interpretation skills, field reconnaissance, forest inventory calculation, forest growth modeling and basic GIS topics. These skills will be applied to a specific study area near the University.
References (Reference)
List of the class resources that cover this material in greater depth.
Homework (Homework)
Class Homework

Section 1 (Photographic History)

Camera Obscura (History)
Pre-Photography Cameras.
William Fox Talbot (History)
The First Photographer
Calotype (History)
Calotype or talbotype is an early photographic process introduced in 1841 by William Henry Fox Talbot, using paper coated with silver iodide.
Daguerreotype (History)
The daguerreotype, was the first publicly announced photographic process, and for nearly twenty years, it was the one most commonly used.
Albumen Print (History)
The albumen print was invented in 1850 by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, and was the first commercially exploitable method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative.
Collodion process (History)
The collodion process is an early photographic process, invented by Frederick Scott Archer. It was introduced in the 1850s and by the end of that decade it had almost entirely replaced the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype.
Matthew Brady (History)
He was the greatest American photo-historian of the 19th century.
Vegetation of the Black Hills, South Dakota as first seen by white men (History)
The first photographs ever taken in the Black Hills (in 1874), are precisely matched with 50 modern images by Paul Horsted showing the same locations today.
History of Aerial Photography (History)
By Paul R. Baumann, 2014
Illusions (History)

Section 2 (Coordinate Systems)

Latitude and Longitude (Coordinates)
Explaination of the Latitude and Longitude Coordinate System
History of Longitude (Coordinates)
The Development of how to determine Longitude.
Geographic Coordinate Systems (Coordinates)
Explaination of Geographics Coordinates.
Public Land Survey System (Coordinates)
Explaination of the Public Land Survey System.
Uinversal Tranverse Mercator (UTM) (Coordinates)
Explaination of the Universal Transvers Mercator grid system.
National Grid (Coordinates)
Explaination of the National Grid system.
State Plane Coordinate System (Coordinates)
Explaination of State Plane Coordinates

Section 3 (GPS and Space Weather)

US Declination (Compass)
The NOAAi current declination website.
Space Weather Prediction Center (Space Weather)
The NOAA Space weather website.
GPS Navagation Center (GPS)
The US Coast Guard GPS status website.

Section 4 (Photogrammetry)

Camera (Photography)
The basic elements of a camera.
Aerial Camera (Photography)
Common aerial photographic cameras
Aerial Images (Photography)
Common aerial Black and White images
Stereo Images of ABNR (Photography)
Stereoimage for the Anheuser Busch Natural Resource Building over time and made into anaglyphs.
Electro-Magnetic Spectrum (Photography)
The Electro-Magnetic Spectrum and where visiable light fits.
Scale Determination (Photography)
Simple ways to determent the scale of a copied map or aerial photograph.
Area Determination (Photography)
Simple ways to determine the area of interest on a map or photograph.
Aerial Photographic Types (Photography)
The names of common Aerial Photograph Types.

Section 5 (Data sources)

Existing Government Aerial Photograph Sources (Aerial Photography)
Government Map Sources (Maps)
Baskett Data Source (Maps)

Section 6 (Inventory)

What do you want to know (Inventory types)
Sample types (Inventory types)
Inventory types (Inventory types)
Fixed area or time samples (Inventory types)
Variable Point Sampling (Inventory types)
Where is your variance? (Inventory types)
Nested samples (Inventory types)
Stratified samples (Inventory types)
Stocking Tables (Stocking Tables)

Section 7 (Forest Growth Models)

Spatial Forest Growth models (Overview)
Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)
Forest Vegetation Simulator demo data (FVS)

Section 8 (Assignments)

Forest type map (Overview) (pdf)
Permanent forest plot (Overview) (pdf)
Calibrate FVS to plot (Overview)
Special Project (Overview)

Creative Commons License
Natural Resources Biometrics by David R. Larsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Author: Dr. David R. Larsen
Created: July 2, 2004
Last Updated: July 31, 2015