US 9,811,922 B2
Method and apparatus for capturing, geolocating and measuring oblique images
Stephen L. Schultz, West Henrietta, NY (US); Frank D. Giuffrida, Honeoye Falls, NY (US); Robert L. Gray, Canandiagua, NY (US); and Charles Mondello, Pittsford, NY (US)
Assigned to PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL CORP., Rochester, NY (US)
Filed by Pictometry International Corp., Rochester, NY (US)
Filed on Aug. 24, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/246,038.
Application 15/246,038 is a continuation of application No. 13/793,110, filed on Mar. 11, 2013, granted, now 9,443,305.
Application 13/793,110 is a continuation of application No. 13/534,907, filed on Jun. 27, 2012, granted, now 8,634,594.
Application 13/534,907 is a continuation of application No. 13/217,885, filed on Aug. 25, 2011, granted, now 8,233,666.
Application 13/217,885 is a continuation of application No. 12/950,643, filed on Nov. 19, 2010, granted, now 8,068,643.
Application 12/950,643 is a continuation of application No. 12/853,616, filed on Aug. 10, 2010, granted, now 7,995,799.
Application 12/853,616 is a continuation of application No. 12/186,889, filed on Aug. 6, 2008, granted, now 7,787,659.
Application 12/186,889 is a continuation of application No. 10/701,839, filed on Nov. 5, 2003, granted, now 7,424,133.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/425,275, filed on Nov. 8, 2002.
Prior Publication US 2016/0364884 A1, Dec. 15, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06T 7/60 (2017.01); G06T 17/05 (2011.01); G06T 3/40 (2006.01); G03B 15/00 (2006.01); G01C 11/02 (2006.01); G03B 37/02 (2006.01); G01C 11/04 (2006.01); G06T 11/20 (2006.01)
CPC G06T 7/60 (2013.01) [G01C 11/02 (2013.01); G01C 11/04 (2013.01); G03B 15/006 (2013.01); G03B 37/02 (2013.01); G06K 9/0063 (2013.01); G06T 3/4038 (2013.01); G06T 11/203 (2013.01); G06T 17/05 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10032 (2013.01); G06T 2207/30204 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
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1. A computerized system, comprising:
a computer system running image display and analysis software that when executed by the computer system causes the computer system to:
display an oblique image,
reference positional data for the oblique image,
create a ground plane for the oblique image, the ground plane comprising a plurality of facets, the facets having a plurality of elevation data, and conforming to a topography of an area captured within the oblique image, receive a selection of at least two pixels within the oblique image and calculate a desired measurement using the selection of the at least two pixels and the ground plane, the desired measurement taking into account changes within the topography of the area captured within the oblique image.