PHOTOLAB PROJECT • Company Name : OKAN • Project Name : PHOTOKAN • Instructor : Meltem Turhan Yöndem • Project Supervisor : Murat Yükselen • Supported by : Milsoft
TEAM MEMBERS • Okan Akalın • Hasan Görkem Kurt • Kazım Işık • Yunus Olgun
OUTLINE • What is Photokan? • Products of Photokan • Application Areas • Our Approach • Target Platform • Current Progress
What is Photokan ? • A digital photogrammetry tool • Works on photos taken from unmanned aerial vehicles. • Models the terrain of the photographed area. • Removes the perspective, creating an orthogonally projected image. • Combines intersecting images to create one big picture.
What is Photokan ? • A digital photogrammetry tool • Enhances the quality of the image. • Takes into account the parameters of the cameras that take the photographs • Geographically aligns the images on earth surface, provides spatial coordinates of points on images
Products of Photokan • Digital Elevation Models (DEM) • A height map of the terrain • Orthophotos • Geometrically corrected aerial images • Equivalent of maps • Can be used to measure true distances
Products of Photokan • Mosaics • A combined image of intersecting photos, or frames of a video
Application Areas of Photokan • After disasters • Analyzing the effects of the disaster on earth surface, and creating an emergency plan accordingly. • Military Tactical Operations • Gathering information about critical terrain topology • Police Investigations • Archeological Terrain Surveys etc.
Our Approach • A flexible interface that provides the option of manual intervention • Modular architecture supporting plugins to perform processes • Support for a wide range of input formats
Target Platform • All supplementary libraries are cross platform and platform specific decisions were avoided • Photokan runs on Linux and Windows platforms with all options enabled
Website • You can reach our website from http://senior.ceng.metu.edu.tr/2008/okan