Definition of photogrammetry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfōdəˈɡramətrē/


The use of photography in surveying and mapping to measure distances between objects.
Example sentences
  • The applications for photogrammetry using only a digital camera and inexpensive, easy-to-use PC-based software are virtually unlimited.
  • The means of data collection include space geodesy, terrestrial land surveying, mining and engineering surveying, geophysical surveying, hydrography, remote sensing, and photogrammetry.
  • At that time, a bunch of European and North American groups were just obtaining the first practical results of GPS positioning for airborne photogrammetry and remote sensing.



Pronunciation: /ˌfōdəˌɡrəˈmetric/
Example sentences
  • The hoist carried two engineers using a special surveying camera for a photogrammetric survey.
  • High above the visitors' heads hang large-scale photogrammetric photographs.
  • The appeal has enlisted the help of a specialist architect who has recommended the use of a photogrammetric survey.


Pronunciation: /ˌfōdəˈɡramətrəst/
Example sentences
  • Paul Brooks, a photogrammetrist for Photarc Surveys in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, said: ‘We use very accurate cameras to take photographs of each side of the building.’
  • The photogrammetrist in the airplane relies on a surveyor on the ground.

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Syllabification: pho·to·gram·me·try

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