Projection of computer design data onto digital photographs

Maher, Daniel (2011) Projection of computer design data onto digital photographs. [USQ Project]

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The projection of computer design data onto digital photographs is a form of Augmented Reality, which is a rapidly growing industry that is continually developing more cost effective and accurate products. Many industries could benefit by incorporating some augmented reality systems and devices into their practices. As it can not only enhance products and services provided but also increase efficiency.

Construction is one area in which projecting computer design data onto digital photographs could enhance the products created by professionals such as architects, engineers or surveyors. Currently when designing objects like, buildings, roads, and bridges etc., 2D plans are generally produced, and they have no real connection to the existing real world. This makes it had to visualise what the final product will look like on site when completed. This project aims to help visualise the final product on site before construction starts.

The main aim of the project is to develop a program that will automate the positioning, rotation, and scale of computer design data and superimpose it onto a digital photograph. This is only achievable by having control points within a photo that have been co-ordinated on a real world system.

MATLAB will be utilised as it can manage the importing and processing of digital photographs. It is also is a computing language that enables algorithm development and finally, with MATLAB it is possible to plot lines and points over a photograph.

This project will also investigate what is necessary to achieve satisfactory accuracy. This will be done by testing the program at different sites then analysing and evaluating the data. This project could be used a base to develop a product that could be used in some professional practices that area involved in construction.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Campbell, Glenn
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 06:52
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2012 06:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer design data, digital photographs, construction
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080106 Image Processing
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401304 Photogrammetry and remote sensing
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4603 Computer vision and multimedia computation > 460306 Image processing

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