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)

Other Words from photogrammetry

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

Examples of photogrammetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those overlapping photographs were stitched together into a 3D model using photogrammetry, a software technology also used in making virtual maps and environments, and virtual objects for video games such as Call of Duty. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 But photogrammetry is also having a major impact there, said Radek Palonka, a professor of archaeology at Jagiellonian University in Poland who has studied Native American rock art in the Mesa Verde region for several years. Tom Metcalfe, NBC News, 4 May 2022 The photogrammetry process involves taking thousands of photos to create a 3D model of something. CNN, 4 May 2022 The team returned to the cave to create a 3-D model of the site with photogrammetry, a technique in which thousands of high-resolution photos are stitched together. Megan Gannon, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2022 His team created the tour by stitching together thousands of photos in a 3-D video game engine—a process known as photogrammetry. Emma Schkloven, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Jan. 2022 Using photogrammetry software is a core competency sought by many organizations today. Brian Pitre, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 This is where photogrammetry, an in-screen tool that converts images from two to three dimensions, can help. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 But the results of the photogrammetry eliminated that possibility, Linkert said. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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“Photogrammetry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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