Aerial Photography with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Aerial Imagery has a huge range of applications. For example, it can help to predict and respond to the impact of likely, imminent, or current hazard events or conditions. It allows for more precise management of agriculture and is used in construction as well as in film production. With the advent of small and affordable unmanned aerial vehicles, aerial photography has received a major boost. The talk gives an insight into the possibilities, technologies and concepts of aerial photography with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles.


Ulrich Schwanecke graduated in mathematics and computer science from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Practical Mathematics at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he received his PhD in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Schwanecke worked as a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbr├╝cken. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Schwanecke worked as a researcher at Daimler Chrysler Research in Ulm. In 2003, Ulrich Schwanecke was appointed as a professor for Computer Graphics and Vision at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. In 2017, Dr. Schwanecke was awarded with the Research Prize of the Hessian Universities of Applied Sciences. He was awarded with Research Award 2017 of the Hessian Universities of Applied Sciences