Edward M. Robinson and Julie Flanagan
Abstract: Rhino Photogrammetry is introduced, to minimize or eliminate the need for measurements at medium to small crime scenes, here it is critical to get in and out of the area as quickly as possible. The main benefit is the huge time savings based on eliminating the need to have every item of evidence measured twice by either baseline coordination or triangulation. Photogrammetry, or the technique for extrapolating accurate measurements from photographs, can be used to derive the same measurements as accurately as if measured with traditional tape measures. Using Rhino Photogrammetry would be optimal when bad weather is approaching and will destroy the evidence if left outdoors during storms or when the military needs to recover as much evidence as possible before becoming targets of enemy forces.
Keywords: Photogrammetry, Perspective Grid Photogrammetry, Rhino Photogrammetry, Crime Scene Diagramming, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Crime Scene Reconstruction, Forensic Science