The following short article from Educause provides a nice overview of what photogrammetry is and how it is being used in educational settings:

Some highlights from the article:
  • Discusses uses of photogrammetry by students at University of Wyndham:
    • College of Criminal Justice using it to document crime scenes
    • Aerial photogrammetry for auto accident scenes and fire-damaged buildings
    • Working with DOD to create detailed studies of roadside bombs – to help make vehicles less vulnerable to IEDs
    • In professional and continuing studies, many students who work in fields that have adopted this tech are seeking training – architecture, engineering, manufacturing, geology
  • Archaeologists with Syrian Heritage Project are using photogrammetry to guide restoration of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra
  • Down-sides:
    • data collection and processing can be time-consuming
    • rendered models can be incomplete
    • Shiny and fast-moving objects difficult or impossible to capture
    • Details such as color can be inexact
    • Industry standards still evolving
    • Intellectual property concerns
    • Risk of misleading models
  • Opportunities:
    • Increase access to knowledge for learners with disabilities, particularly visual impairment.