Utah Department of Public Safety

POST - Accident Investigation (Photogrammetry)

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Description:

This class  is an introduction to the methodology of photogrammetry as a tool for creating accident and crime scene diagrams.  It is also useful as a refresher for officers who have previously attended the class. There will be a requirement of completing 6 projects during the 6 months after the class.  Students will need: Camera, Tripod, Laptop, Flashlight, Memory Card and Extra Batteries or Battery Charger. 

Photogrammetry is the process of creating accurate scaled maps and diagrams from digital photographs.
This class is designed for officers who have little or no experience in the use of Photogrammetry as well as those who desire a refresher. The topics of camera calibration, scene setup, data storage, scene photography (day and night) and model exportation will all be covered in this class. We will shoot a number of mock crash and crime scenes in and around the training facility and the students will spend a lot of time outdoors.

Description Basic Course:

This class  is an introduction to photogrammetry as a tool for creating accident and crime scene diagrams. Photomodeler version 6 will be taught.  It is also useful as a refresher for officers who have previously attended the class.   Students will need: Camera, Tripod, Laptop, Flashlight, Memory Card and Extra Batteries or Battery Charger.   

Student Notes:

This training is open to all agencies.

Student must have their own digital camera and laptop computer for all five days of the class. The camera should be at least 5 megapixels and will allow the user to manually adjust the shutter speed, flash, ISO speed and should include a countdown timer or remote control.

The student must have their own copy of Photomodeler pre-installed on their laptop as well as a CAD program of their choosing. Currently we are teaching Photomodeler 6 and CrashZone 7. If the student is using a different CAD program they need to know how to use it prior to the class since no instruction will be given on any CAD program other than CrashZone.

Class on Wednesday will start in the afternoon so that students may practice shooting a crash scene at night in low light conditions. Students must be able to attend the entire class.

Officers must have taken Intermediate Accident Investigation prior to taking this class.

To R.S.V.P. please contact Debbie Howell at DHOWELL@utah.gov Class size will be limited to 30 students. 

If you have a question about the course, please contact Sgt. Randy Akers at (801) 857-0976 or rakers@utah.gov .

 

Course Dates Location TIme Status
March 26-28, 2013 (Basic Course) Murray UHP Section Office 5681 South 320 West Murray, UT. 0900-1700 Completed

 

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