Lattman, L. H. Formerly, College of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Photo interpretation
- Remote sensing
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A photograph of a portion of the Earth's surface taken from an aircraft or from a satellite. Most often, these photographs are taken sequentially and overlap each other, to give complete coverage of the area of interest. Thus they may be viewed stereoscopically to give a three-dimensional view of the Earth's surface (Fig. 1). Although the camera in the aircraft may be pointed obliquely to the side of the line of flight, by far the most common type of aerial photograph is taken with the camera pointed vertically downward beneath the plane. See also: Stereoscopy
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