Eos Systems was founded on August 23, 1990 to bring photogrammetry (measurement from photographs) to a wider audience. Photogrammetry was used previously for aerial imagery. Founder Alan Walford figured how to apply the technique to model objects from snapshots taken at ground level.
"When I founded Eos Systems in 1990, photogrammetry was virtually unknown outside specialists in the aerial mapping area. Using images to do any sort of measurement or modeling of non-terrain features was unheard of outside of academia. Photogrammetry was a complex technology, but we saw potential for very wide use,” writes Alan Walford.
One of the first PhotoModeler users, Steve Fenton of Kineticorp, uses PhotoModeler software to reconstruct automobile accidents -- most notably Princess Diana’s fatal 1997 crash in Paris.