Prof Dr Thomas Luhmann has held a professorship in photogrammetry at the Jade University in Oldenburg, Germany, since 1993. He obtained his doctorate from Hanover University and a habilitation from TU Dresden. As principal author of the textbook Close-Range Photogrammetry and 3D Imaging and other globally recognized publications, he covers the whole field of photogrammetry, laser scanning and optical 3D metrology.