7 things you should know about photogrammetry

Posted on February 6th, 2018

This brief on photogrammetry is part of the Educause Learning Initiative’s “7 Things You Should Know About” series, which explores emerging learning technologies and describes “what [the technology] is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning.” Photogrammetry is “the process of using photographs of real-world objects to create digital 3D representations of those objects.” The brief looks at how it’s being used in education in fields such as archaeology, architecture and engineering. It also explores its potential application, such as increasing accessibility for learners who are partially blind or unsighted with the use of 3D tactile gloves, which can enable learners to experience or “see” materials that were previously inaccessible.