Over the next three years, Pix4D expects photogrammetry to break new ground due to the advancement of image processing power and machine learning technologies. Advances will likely be complemented with a fuller integration of photogrammetry with different technologies such as LiDAR, virtual reality and augmented reality.
According to USGS, coral reefs serve as useful indicators of the health of marine environments, but they are declining in many parts of the world. Geospatial data acquisition methods are providing a basic data layer from which to better understand how coral reefs are structured and function.
Many archaeologists spend their entire careers studying one historical site, getting to know it like they know their own house, says Jesse Casana, associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.