pho·​to·​gram·​me·​try | \ ˌfō-tə-ˈgra-mə-trē How to pronounce photogrammetry (audio) \

Definition of photogrammetry

: the science of making reliable measurements by the use of photographs and especially aerial photographs (as in surveying)

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Other Words from photogrammetry

photogrammetric \ ˌfō-​tə-​grə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce photogrammetric (audio) \ adjective
photogrammetrist \ ˌfō-​tə-​ˈgra-​mə-​trist How to pronounce photogrammetrist (audio) \ noun

Examples of photogrammetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The expedition itself used advanced technologies, including laser scanning and digital photogrammetry, to record every detail of the stone panels and their context. National Geographic, "'Extremely rare’ Assyrian carvings discovered in Iraq," 17 Jan. 2020 But with photogrammetry, the photography captures the details for you. Mike Hume, Washington Post, "Building a world of Modern Warfare," 17 Oct. 2019 Sam is a virtual loner traversing vibrant, impressive landscapes – their realism is enhanced by photogrammetry, in which numerous real-world photos are stitched together in 3-D software. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Will 'Death Stranding,' a mysterious game about building connections, connect with gamers?," 9 Nov. 2019 And the settings look more realistic, too, thanks to the use of thousands of real photos of buildings, tanks and objects stitched together in 3-D software in a process called photogrammetry. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' ramps up realism, so it's not just all fun and video games," 24 Oct. 2019 The car shown here was captured using photogrammetry through collaboration with Infinity Ward partner Studio 727. Mike Hume, Washington Post, "Building a world of Modern Warfare," 17 Oct. 2019 Early 1990s As forensic photogrammetry developed, the idea for conducting noninvasive documentation of body surfaces using CT scans, MRIs and 3D surface scanning took root. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 During on-site assembly, the company deploys a drone camera that uses photogrammetry, a series of precise surveying-image measurements, to ensure the modules are correctly stacked. Stefanos Chen, The Seattle Times, "Real estate technology that could have a lasting effect on housing," 20 Nov. 2018 For the July expedition, photogrammetry was conducted by a BLM team of experts, Brent Breithaupt and Neffra Matthews, who have documented tracks in the West since 1998. Herald And News,, "Columbian Mammoth tracks found at Fossil Lake," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of photogrammetry

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photogrammetry

International Scientific Vocabulary photogram photograph (from phot- + -gram) + -metry

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The first known use of photogrammetry was in 1875

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6 Feb 2020

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“Photogrammetry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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