(Dipartimento di Architettura, DIDA UNIFI, Florence University, Italy, Florence, Italy)

Keywords: Sfm Photogrammetry, drone, flying-documentation, aerial photogrammetry, video

What are the future techniques of photogrammetric survey? What new possibilities will help individual users with photogrammetric survey software in the future? There may be many questions on this subject, but we have chosen to focus mainly on one: having the possibility of creating a 3D model from the digital images? has become an instrument for everyone? Nowadays, any person has, at least in a cellphone, a digital camera and in any electronics store or supermarket, a drone can be purchased easily and at affordable prices. Moreover, not only photos but also the ability to record videos with high quality and detail, today is a possibility for everyone. But how can you benefit from all these available technologies in order to easily create a 3D model? For example, what is the relationship between video and photogrammetric survey? The use of the SfM photogrammetry, through video, can be a great tool for rapid and accurate digitalization, all the models developed could be then edited, simplified and ready to be uploaded to the Sketchfab platform or similar. But moreover, can the capture of light through video recording influence the metric accuracy of the photogrammetric survey? Or, the video recording performed by a mid-range drone, can be a correct basis for developing simple and easy 3D use for architects, game developers, tourism offices, or for any monitoring phase? We will try, through various comparative phases of both tools and software, to answer these questions.
Our aim is to compare the technological possibilities available to an average user in order to verify if the translation of reality into geometric points in space is actually a technology for everyone or if there are still difficulties to be overcome.