(Online) Invited Talk - 12 November 2020, 11:00-12:00
Nowadays engineering is benefited by extremely fast adoption rates of technological progress. This is sometimes leading to a complete transformation of the scientific methodologies. Photogrammetry is an excellent example of such transformation, from a niche, to a widely adopted and exercised 3D data acquisition process, practised by many. Affordability and ease of photo acquisition along with highly automated processing software, allowed many professionals, scholars, researchers, amateurs to broaden their portfolio, interest fields and data sources. Too most this is a welcome progress, bringing a new tool in their toolbox. Nevertheless, for professionals and scientist of the field, this transformation might seem intimidating. Are there, and if so, opportunities to people on the field, or they are becoming obsolete?
The presentation will try to highlight complications and opportunities that arise from wide acceptance and scientific democratization in the field of photogrammetry, utilizing examples from projects of the Photogrammetric Vision Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology, and previous experiences of the Head of the Lab., Prof. D. Skarlatos. Examples will vary from applications in underwater 3D modelling, Partenon’s frieze 3D modelling, UAV mapping, CH documentation, which are in close relation to Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies. The presentation will focus on selected projects such as iMARECULTURE
(VR museums), and MOBILO, which could set foundations for VR cities. Hopefully, the presentation will act as a teaser for further brainstorming in emerging visualization technologies in Geomatics.
||Dimitrios Skarlatos is Associate Professor of Geoinformatics at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics and has been elected as Vice Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, for a three year term, staring November 2020. He has coordinated iMARECULTURE a H2020 Research and Innovation Project for AR and VR museums in underwater Cultural Heritage sites. His research interests include UAV mapping, optical bathymetry of coastal areas, underwater 3D modelling, and CH applications of the afore mentioned topics. He has served as member of board in Hellenic Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2003-2019), and Vice President of Cypriot Association of Rural and Surveying Engineers for one term (2014-2016). He is the academic representative of Cyprus in EuroSDR (since 2010) and co-chair in International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Commission II (2016-2021), Working Group 9, about underwater photogrammetry. He has Chair of the organizing committee for the Underwater 3D Recording and Modelling Workshop, organized in Limassol, Cyprus, in May 2019 under ISPRS and CIPA auspices.