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ERIC Number: EJ815385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Off-the-Wall Project Brings Aerial Mapping down to Earth
Davidhazy, Andrew
Tech Directions, v68 n3 p19-21 Oct 2008
The technology of aerial photography, photogrametry, has widespread applications in mapping and aerial surveying. A multi-billion-dollar industry, aerial surveying and mapping is "big business" in both civilian and military sectors. While the industry has grown increasingly automated, employment opportunities still exist for people with a basic appreciation for the technology, who often receive final training on the job. The activity described in this article brings the "aerial" aspects of aerial mapping and photography "down on earth." The activity simulates how someone would go about making estimates of the height of a subject above level ground from a single aerial photograph. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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