Air Photo Interpretation

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Remote sensing is..
information about an object by a recording device not in contact with the object. cameras, lasers, scanners, radar systems, Lidar.
Applications of remote sensing
Geologic - faults, deposits, exploration; Vegetation- forestry, agriculture, ecology; Urban- land use, growth; Geography- regional and local studies
Aerial photography is composed of two sciences
Photogammetry (precise locations and heights), Air photo interpretation (feature identification)
Advantages of aerial photography over ground surveying
cost and time convenience, historical record
Applications of aerial photography
navigation and mapping, forest inventory, geologic surveys, natural hazards, land use change, wildlife habitat assessment
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