Daily Archives: April 2, 2008

Principles of Remote Sensing: The Photon and Radiometric Quantities

Most remote sensing texts begin by giving a survey of the main principles, to build a theoretical background, mainly in the physics of radiation. While it is important to have such a framework to pursue many aspects of remote sensing, … Continue reading

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The Concept of Remote Sensing

If you have heard the term “remote sensing” before you may have asked, “what does it mean?” It’s a rather simple, familiar activity that we all do as a matter of daily life, but that gets complicated when we increase … Continue reading

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Concepts of Aerial Photography

What is an aerial photograph? An aerial photograph, in broad terms, is any photograph taken from the air. Normally, air photos are taken vertically from an aircraft using a highly-accurate camera. There are several things you can look for to … Continue reading

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Principles of Aerial Photography

    Introduction to Air Photo Interpretation Unlike a map, features on an aerial photograph are not generalized or symbolized. Air photos record all visible features on the Earth’s surface from an overhead perspective. Although the features are visible, they … Continue reading

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