Small-Format Aerial Photography

Small-Format Aerial Photography

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As the need for geographical data rapidly expands in the 21st century, so too do applications of small-format aerial photography for a wide range of scientific, commercial and governmental purposes. Small-format Aerial Photography (SFAP) presents basic and advanced principles and techniques with an emphasis on digital cameras. Unmanned platforms are described in considerable detail, including kites, helium and hot-air blimps, model airplanes, and paragliders. Several case studies, primarily drawn from the geosciences, are presented to demonstrate how SFAP is actually used in various applications. Many of these integrate SFAP with ground-based investigations as well as conventional large-format aerial photography, satellite imagery, and other kinds of geographic information. *Full-color photographs throughout *Case studies from around the globe *Techniques presented allow for image resolution impossible to match via traditional aerial photography or satellite datasets *Glossary clarifies key termsMost of the earlier works are based on remotecontrolled basic model airplanes that are flown manually through visual contact, requiring an ... One of the main problems with these platforms is the difficult assessment of the cameraa#39;s field of view, making it nearly impossible for the ... FIGURE 8-37 Radio-controlled, gas- powered model helicopter that may be fitted with a compact digital still or video camera.

Title:Small-Format Aerial Photography
Author:James S. Aber, Irene Marzolff, Johannes Ries
Publisher:Elsevier - 2010-05-28


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