Incorporating Structure from Motion from Unmanned Aerial Systems in an Undergraduate Photogrammetry Course

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Center for Environmental and Geographical Science

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This project sought to develop a replicable learning experience in an undergraduate photogrammetry course that included mission planning, data acquisition, product development, and assessment of the impact of the project on student learning. During the past 2 years, the final project for the course was implemented using a commercial off the shelf Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to collect imagery at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, as part of the final project for the course. This teaching approach enabled students to participate in the planning, collection, processing, analysis, and production of a product from start to end. Some of the final project results generated by the students are presented. We have also presented the results from an assessment on how the course and academic program goals were impacted after the implementation of the final project.

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