California Department of Transportation
 

Office of Photogrammetry

JAMES M. APPLETON, Office Chief

The Office of Photogrammetry (OoP) is responsible for the following :

  • Provide photogrammetry products for Caltrans use - aerial photography and photographic reproductions, photogrammetric digital topographic maps, digital ortho-photographs and photogrammetric digital terrain data.
  • Maintain standards for Caltrans photogrammetry products.
  • Manage photogrammetry-related contracts for Caltrans use, including aerial photography, photographic reproduction, and digital map compilation.
  • Provide public access to the Caltrans aerial film library - an invaluable archive of aerial photography.
  • Evaluate new photogrammetry equipment and systems.
  • Coordinate Caltrans photogrammetry operations.

News & Events

2013- Caltrans Aerial Photo Index Guide for contractors along with various examples.

2008 - Begin new Caltrans sponsored research project with California State University Fresno (CSUF) to develop standards for Block configuration Airborne GPS Photogrammetry (ABGPS). See the Photogrammetry Research page.

2007 - Complete Caltrans sponsored research project with California State University Fresno (CSUF) on the use of Network GPS control for Airborne GPS Photogrammetry (ABGPS). See the Photogrammetry Research page.

2005 - The Office of Photogrammetry posts documents and resources for both English and Metric mapping. See the Photogrammetry Resources page.

2004 - Chapter 13 Photogrammetry Surveys of the Caltrans Surveys Manual is updated to include our new Airborne GPS (ABGPS) specifications.