EVALUATION OF COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOME ASPECTS OF HIGHWAY ENGINEERING

TO UNDERSTAND THE USEFULNESS OF COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN ITS APPLICATION TO SPECIFIC HIGHWAY ENGINEERING PROBLEMS, THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION OF KANSAS HAS CONDUCTED A COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY EVALUATION PROGRAM. AN EVALUATION CRITERION IS ESTABLISHED TO GUIDE THE PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETER AND TO EMPHASIZE THE VARIOUS FACETS OF THE PHOTO INTERPRETATION TECHNIQUES MOST INSTRUMENTAL IN EVALUATING THE VARIOUS TYPES OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ROAD CONDITION SURVEYS AND MATERIAL INVENTORIES. PROCEDURES USED IN THE PROGRAM AND A DISCUSSION OF FACTORS AFFECTING THE INTERPRETATION PROCESS USED FOR EACH ENGINEERING PROJECT ARE PRESENTED. MOST OF THE FINDINGS ARE BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE USEFULNESS OF COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS GOVERNED BY THE OBJECTIVES OF THE INVESTIGATIONS, THE PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION PATTERN ELEMENTS MOST INSTRUMENTAL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, AND THE NATURAL CONDITIONS EXISTING IN THE AREA BEING INVESTIGATED. IN ESSENCE, THESE FACTORS DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE COLOR IMAGERY OR A CHANGE OF COLOR OF THE IMAGERY PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THE OBJECTIVES OF THE INVESTIGATION AS OPPOSED TO THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF INFORMATION EXTRACTED FROM BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-38
  • Monograph Title: Photogrammetry and aerial surveys
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1994 12:00AM