AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY - A VALUABLE SENSOR FOR THE SCIENTIST

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROVING TO BE AN INVALUABLE TOOL IN THE DISCOVERY, EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE EARTH'S NATURAL RESOURCES, AND IN PLANNING FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE. THE EXTRACTION OF USEFUL INFORMATION FROM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS A DIFFICULT TASK AND THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE SATISFIED FOR SATISFACTORY ACCOMPLISHMENT: (1) THE PHOTOGRAPHY MUST PROVIDE IMAGES OF SUITABLE QUALITY FOR EXTRACTING THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT IS TO BE OBTAINED THROUGH PHOTOINTERPRETATION, (2) THE PERSONNEL PERFORMING THE PHOTOINTERPRETATION WORK MUST HAVE THE PROPER BACKGROUND OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE, (3) THE EQUIPMENT USED IN VIEWING, MEASURING, AND INTERPRETING AND (4) THE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES USED BY THE PHOTO INTERPRETERS MUST PERMIT THEM TO EXTRACT THE DESIRED INFORMATION BOTH EFFICIENTLY AND ACCURATELY. A SUMMARY IS PRESENTED OF THE WAYS IN WHICH AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS CURRENTLY PROVING TO BE A VALUABLE SENSOR IN: GEOLOGY, SOIL SCIENCE, FORESTRY, RANGE MEASUREMENT, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, AGRICULTURE, HYDROLOGY, ENGINEERING, URBAN AREA ANALYSIS, DISASTER ANALYSIS, TAX ASSESSMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, OCEANOGRAPHY, METEOROLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY, CARTOGRAPHY, GEOGRAPHY, AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. THE FUTURE APPLICATIONS OF SPECTROZONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY ARE DISCUSSED.

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    • Vol 52, No 1, PP 17-49, 2 FIG, 54 PHOT, 23 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society

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    New Haven, CT  United States  06511
  • Authors:
    • Colwell, R N
  • Publication Date: 1964-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1970 12:00AM