pho·​to·​gram·​me·​try | \ˌfō-tə-ˈgra-mə-trē \

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 \ adjective
photogrammetrist \ ˌfō-​tə-​ˈgra-​mə-​trist \ noun

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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 Rosalie Yu’s work in the show is more akin to traditional photography, evoking a method called photogrammetry. Kt Hawbaker,, "Go see some art ‘In Real Life’," 20 June 2018 These doob studios use a process called photogrammetry, explains Michael Anderson, C.E.O. of DoobUSA, a technology previously only employed by film and CGI studios. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "How to Get Your Own Doob," 8 May 2018 Video testimony and radiated relics from the day of devastation come from the museum’s archives and photogrammetry (the creation of 3D models using photography) allowed for digital reproductions of surviving sites. Daniel Fernandez, Smithsonian, "This New Virtual Reality Experience Drops You In Hiroshima Right After It’s Been Bombed," 27 Apr. 2018 According to a press release, the researchers were able to use photogrammetry to measure the lengths of the sharks in the aerial images, classifying them as juveniles or adults. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Massive Gathering of Mysterious Basking Sharks Found in Aerial Photos," 13 Apr. 2018 Documentation of the trackways, which also included identified prints of an ancient horse, included detailed photogrammetry, capturing detailed photographs in an overlapping line that are then fed into a geographic information system (GIS). Herald And News,, "Columbian Mammoth tracks found at Fossil Lake," 5 Mar. 2018 Each painting in the collection was photographed about 3,000 times and then merged into a 3-D image using photogrammetry, or measurements of surface points. Nina Siegal, New York Times, "Virtual Reality Lets Rare Works of Art Take a Field Trip," 10 Mar. 2018 Among the team that converted the images, using a technique known as photogrammetry, was the visual effects company, Pixomondo. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Go on an Ocean Odyssey in Times Square with National Geographic," 31 Jan. 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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