Astrogeology Science Center

Kenneth Edmundson has more than 25 years experience in photogrammetric methods and practice including camera calibration, estimation theory, and image processing and analysis. Notable project work includes the development of the first Mobile Mapping System at The Ohio State University; photogrammetry for nuclear power plant steam generator replacement; photogrammetric reconstruction of archaeological sites in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; and support for the underwater mapping of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean. He has developed software utilized heavily around the world for close-range, high precision industrial photogrammetric measurement incorporating camera calibration, estimation techniques, automated edge extraction, and automatic feature detection and measurement in digital images of industrial objects.

Since 2009 he has been a photogrammetrist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ where his focus is the development of photogrammetric techniques for mapping extraterrestrial bodies.


Ph.D, Geodetic Science/Surveying (Photogrammetry), The University of Melbourne, Australia 1997

M.S., Geodetic Science/Surveying (Photogrammetry), The Ohio State University, 1991 

B.S., Mathematics, The Ohio State University, 1987






Edmundson, K.L., Cook, D.A., Thomas, O.H., Archinal, B.A., and Kirk, R.L., 2012. Jigsaw: The ISIS3 Bundle Adjustment for Extraterrestrial Photogrammetry, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-4, pp. 203-208, doi:10.5194/isprsannals-I-4-203-2012.

Edmundson, K.L., Weller, L.A., Becker, K.J., Becker, T.J., Rosiek, M.R., Robinson, M.S., and Solomon, S.C., 2011. Preliminary Photogrammetric Control of MESSENGER Orbital Images of Mercury, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2011 October 9-12, Minneapolis, MN, Abstract #195400.

Alcala, F., Alcocer, A., Alves, F., Bale, K., Bateman, J., Caiti, A., Casenove, M., Chambelland, J.C., Chapman, G., Curé, O., Drap, P., Durand, A., Edmundson, K., Gambella, L., Gambogi, P., Gauch, F., Hanke, K., Haydar, M., Hue, J., Jeansoulin, R., Jeffrey, S., Long, L., Loureiro, V., Maidi, M., Papini, O., Pachoud, G., Pascoal, A., Richards, J., Roussel, D., Scaradozzi, D., Sebastiao, L., Seguin, E., Seinturier, J., Serayet, M., Wurbel, E., and Zanoli, S.M., 2008. VENUS (Virtual ExploratioN of Underwater Sites) Two years of interdisciplinary collaboration, Proceedings of VSMM’08 Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia Dedicated to Digital Heritage (Limassol, Cyprus: VSMM).

Edmundson, K.L., 2004. Real-time Videogrammetry Systems. In: C. McGlone, ed., E. Mikhail and J. Bethel, Assoc. eds. 2004. Manual of Photogrammetry, 5th Ed., American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Ch. 9.3.2, pp. 691-698.

Edmundson, K. L. and L. Baker, 2003. Photogrammetric Analysis of the Arecibo Primary Reflector Surface.  ASPRS Annual Conference Proceedings, Anchorage, Alaska, 5-9 May.

Fraser, C.S. and Edmundson, K. L., 2000. Design and implementation of a computational processing system for off-line digital close-range photogrammetry. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 55 (2), pp. 94-104.

Edmundson, K.L. and Fraser, C.S., 1998. Performance Evaluation of Sequential Estimation in Vision Metrology, International Symposium of ISPRS Commission V, Real-Time Imaging and Dynamic Analysis, Hakodate, Japan, 2-5 June, Vol. XXXII, Part 5, pp. 39-46.

Fraser, C.S. and Edmundson, K.L., 1996. The Metric Impact of Reduction Optics in Digital Cameras.  The Photogrammetric Record, 15(87), pp. 437-446.

Edmundson, K. and Novak, K., 1992. On-Line Triangulation for Autonomous Vehicle Navigation.  International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. XXIX, Part B5, pp. 916-922.

Edmundson, K.L., Novak, K., and He, G., 1991. Analytical Calibration of a Stereo-Vision System, Proceedings of the 1991 ASPRS/ACSM Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. 5, pp. 86-92.