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September 15-18, 2008

The Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Department of Surveying, has the pleasure of inviting you to attend a four day graduate school course in September 2008 in Espoo, Finland. The main themes of the course are the application of geodetic, photogrammetric and laser scanning methods to the documentation of material cultural heritage and earth observations with satellite position techniques. The course is aimed at graduate students in the field of Geomatics, but we welcome students of other fields as well. The lectures on Sep 15, 16 and 18 are open to all interested parties, but the Sep 17 (demonstrations & exercises) is limited to max 30 participants. All lectures and demonstrations are given in English.

The lecturers

Dr. Jean Angelo Beraldin, National Research Council of Canada
- Laser scanning systems and applications

Dr. Fabio Remondino, Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; FBK-irst Trento, Italy
- 3D Modeling of Architectural Heritage
- Photogrammetric reconstruction of historical sites

Dr. Hans van der Marel, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Precise geodetic GPS
- GPS meteorology
- Space based GPS applications

Program

Monday Sep 15, Lecture hall M1
Day 1: Laser scanning in cultural heritage documentation
9:00 - 10:45 Laser scanning systems and applications
Dr. Jean-Angelo Beraldin
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Laser scanning systems and applications
Dr. Jean-Angelo Beraldin
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Laser scanning systems and applications
Dr. Jean-Angelo Beraldin
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 17:00 Laser scanning systems and applications
Dr. Jean-Angelo Beraldin
Tuesday Sep 16, Lecture hall M1
Day 2: Photogrammetry in cultural heritage documentation
9:00 - 10:45 Photogrammetry as 3D Modeling and Documentation Technique
Dr. Fabio Remondino
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Photogrammetric reconstruction of historical sites
Dr. Fabio Remondino
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Photogrammetric 3D Modeling of Architectural Heritage
Dr. Fabio Remondino
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 17:00 3D Modeling by integrating techniques
Dr. Fabio Remondino
Wednesday Sep 17, Lecture hall M4
Day 3: Demonstrations and exercises (max 30 participants)
9:00 - 17:00 Laser scanning data capture and manipulation will be demonstrated using a Leica HDS 6000 and Konica-Minolta 900i scanners. The basics of photogrammetric 3D modelling will be practiced together in a group work starting from the capture of the images and camera calibration to modeling of the data with PhotoModeler, Australis and iWitness softwares.
Dr. Jean-Angelo Beraldin
Dr. Fabio Remondino
Thursday Sep 18, Lecture hall M1
Day 4: Earth observations with satellite position techniques
9:00 - 10:45 Present and future Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Dr. Hans van der Marel
- Introduction to satellite navigation
- GPS and GLONASS
- GPS Modernization, Galileo, Compass
- Basics of signal processing and the promises of new signals
- Issues of accuracy, integrity, continuity and availability
- GNSS augmentations
- Present and future applications
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 The art of millimeter GPS
Dr. Hans van der Marel
- Carrier phase processing
   - Single and double differencing
   - Ambiguity resolution
- International GNSS Service and related networks
- GPS Campaigns
- Precise Point Positioning
- Site displacement and other correction models
- Antenna calibration, multipath and near field effects
- Services (Network RTK, Internet based computing, etc.)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 GPS Meteorology - a case of give and take
Dr. Hans van der Marel
- GPS signal propagation
- Measuring the Total Electron Content
- Sensing water vapour with GPS
- Meteorological applications of GPS
- The use of numerical weather prediction data for correcting GPS measurement
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 17:00 Space based applications of GPS and GNSS
Dr. Hans van der Marel
- GPS Occultations
- GNSS Reflections
- Case study of a Tsunami warning system
- Formation flying

Materials

Dr. Jean Angelo Beraldin recommends the following articles to be read before the course:
Review of 20 Years of Range Sensor Development
Active Optical 3D Imaging for Heritage Applications
Active 3D sensing

Dr. Fabio Remondino recommends the following articles to be read before the course:
Development and performance analysis of image matching for detailed surface
reconstruction of heritage objects
Integrating Techniques for Detail and Photo-Realistic 3D Modelling of Castles
Image-based 3D modelling: a review
Digital camera calibration methods: considerations and comparisons
Detailed image-based 3D geometric reconstruction of heritage objects

Credits

Students are given 1 credit of attending three of the four days of lectures/exercises. There is also a possibility to get extra credits by giving a seminar presentation and writing a publication. The deadline for the seminar and its oral presentation is December 31, 2008. The publication has no deadline and it can be published for example in the Photogrammetric Journal of Finland. Please check the compatibility of the subject with your own institute.

Costs

The course is free of charge, but the attendants must pay for their travel and accommodation expenses.

Registration

Registration form

Please fill the above registration form if you will attend the lectures. The registration to the lectures is open until Sep 14, 2008. However, the registration to the exercises & demonstrations part was closed Aug 15, 2008.

Contact

graduateschool@foto.hut.fi

SaunaSauna evening on Sep 16, 2008

We welcome you to spend a nice evening at Rantasauna, Otaniemi on Sep 16, 2008 starting at 18.00. We offer you sauna, swimming possibility, refreshments and free conversation with other participants. In addition, our sponsors, Leica Nilomark Oy and Oy Mitaten Finland Ab, will give short presentations of themselves.

How to get here?

Helsinki University of Technology is situated in Otaniemi, Espoo, 10 km from the centre of Helsinki. The street address is Otakaari 1, 02150 Espoo. All the lectures, demonstrations and exercises will be given in the main building of TKK.

You can travel to Otaniemi from Helsinki city center by bus no. 102 or 103 from Kamppi, or bus no. 194 or 195 from Elielinaukio. Timetables can be search from the web page http://aikataulut.ytv.fi/reittiopas/en/.

The location of the lecture halls M1 and M4 can be seen from the following web page: http://www.tkk.fi/fi/yleista/yhteystiedot/rakennukset/paarakennuksen_pohjakartta.html.
Both of the halls are on the second floor of the main building (follow the link Päärakennus kerros 2).

Below is a map of Otaniemi, where you can find the location of TKK main building (for the lectures, exercises and demos) and Rantasauna (for the sauna evening).

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Sponsors

The course is sponsored by Leica Nilomark Oy and Oy Mitaten Finland Ab.

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