Images taken with the terrestrial photogrammetric camera can be oriented in the same way than images from aerial cameras. This is an efficient technique to obtain two and three-dimensional terrain representations. The main applications can be found in the urban sector, specially in facades, bridges and monuments surveying.
Terrestrial and aerial images are taken in a quite similar process by the means of metric cameras with known internal orientation parameters. Control check points are asigned with laser and images restitution is performed and precise vectors are obtained.