Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Gustavo Maldonado


This work compares the accuracy of distance measurements in a model generated via Close-Range Photogrammetry (CRP) to a model produced via laser scanning. The CPR model uses pictures taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and its expected accuracy was relatively unknown. The two different processes are also compared to determine the efficiency of CRP for practical purposes in the field of Civil Engineering. In recent years, CRP has advanced quickly due to improvements in camera quality and technological advancements with computers and software. These improvements have assisted the process of creating photogrammetric models. Today, faster and more accurate overall models are attainable. Laser scanners are already used in a variety of Civil Engineering projects with relatively small errors. If photogrammetry can easily produce similar models with comparable errors it could be used as a viable alternative to laser scanning.