PHOTOGRAMMETRY IN MISSISSIPPI

A DIVISION FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND ELECTRONIC COMPUTING WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1957 IN THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS USED PRIMARILY FOR MAP COMPILATION. OTHER IMPORTANT USES INCLUDE: (1) MAKING ROAD INVENTORY SURVEYS, (2) MAKING GENERAL HIGHWAY COUNTY MAPS, (3) COMPILING DETAILED DRAINAGE NETWORK SECTIONAL MAPS, (4) MAKING DRAINAGE AREA SURVEYS, (5) ACCOMPLISHING SECTION AND PROPERTY LINE TIES FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY WORK, (6) MAKING BRIDGE LOCATION STUDIES, (7) COMPLETING RIVER AND EROSION STUDIES, (8) MAKING MUNICIPAL SURVEYS, (9) COMPILING PROPERTY ESTIMATES AND LAND USAGE MAPS, (10) PREPARING PHOTOGRAPHIC MOSAICS FOR SPECIAL STUDIES AND HIGHWAY ROUTE LOCATION WORK, (11) COMPILING PLANIMETRIC AND TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS FOR SPECIAL STUDIES AND HIGHWAY DESIGN, (12) MAKING PHOTOGRAPHIC ENLARGEMENTS FOR DETAILED STUDIES, (13) PHOTOGRAMMETRICALLY MEASURING CROSS-SECTIONS FOR COMPUTING EARTHWORK QUANTITIES, AND (14) MAKING RECONNAISSANCE SURVEYS FOR ACCOMPLISHING GEODETIC CONTROL SURVEYS AND RECOVERY OF STATION MARKERS OF CONTROL. THE PHOTOGRAMMETRIC INSTRUMENT SECTION HAS 3 KELSH STEREOSCOPIC PLOTTERS, AS WELL AS TWO BALPLEX TABLES WITH MULTIPLEX AEROPROJECTORS USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR TRAINING PURPOSES. EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LABORATORY IS DESCRIBED. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE USED IN ALL PHASES OF FIELD SURVEYING OF BASIS AND SUPPLEMENTAL CONTROL.

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  • Accession Number: 00202842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1970 12:00AM