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Completely up-to-date coverage, from the basics to the latest remote sensing technologies. Extensively revised to address today's technological advances. Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation offers a thorough survey of the technology, techniques, processes, and methods used to create and interpret aerial photographs, as well as other forms of remote sensing. Takes remote sensing beyond its traditional use in forestry and broadens its applicability to a variety of other disciplines, including resource management, land-use planning, archeology, and many others. Every chapter is up to date with the most current information on all aspects of remote sensing, from fundamental terms and processes to cutting-edge material on such topics as orthophotography (including digital), soft copy photogrammetry, and digital image capture and interpretation. A basic introduction is also given to nonphotographic and space-based imaging platforms and sensors, including Landsat, lidar, thermal, and multispectral. New chapters cover GPS, GIS, small format aerial photography, statistical analysis and thematic mapping errors, active remote sensors, and environmental monitoring (which is addressed in a full chapter of applied examples).
Preface.1. Introduction.PART 1: GEOMETRY AND PHOTO MEASUREMENTS.2. Geometry of a Vertical Aerial Photograph.3. Principles of Stereoscopic Vision.4. Scale of a Vertical Aerial Photograph.5. Horizontal Measurements-Distance, Bearings, and Areas.6. Vertical Measurements.7. Acquisition of Aerial Photography.PART 2: MAPPING FROM VERTICAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS.8. Orthophotography.9. Map Projections, Grid Networks, and Control.10. The Global Positioning System.11. The Transfer of Detail.12. Geographic Information Systems.PART 3: PHOTO INTERPRETATION.13. Small-Format Aerial Imagery.14. Films, Filters, and the Photographic Process.15. Principles and Techniques of Aerial Image Interpretation.16. Landforms and Drainage Patterns.17. Geology, Soils, and Engineering Applications.18. Land-Use Planning.19. Environmental Monitoring.20. Additional Topics in Natural Resources Management.21. Forestry.PART 4: NATURAL RESOURCES INVENTORY.22. Elementary Statistics and Sampling Techniques.23. Mapping Accuracy Assessment.24. Aerial Photo Mensuration.25. An Example Photo Timber Cruise.PART 5: AN INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING.26. Additional Characteristics of Electromagnetic Energy.27. Radar and Lidar-Active Remote Sensors.28. Scanning Remote Sensors.APPENDIXES.A. Summary of Photogrammetric Formulas.B. Summary of Statistical Formulas.C. Specimen Contract for Aerial Photography.D. Selected Aerial Photo Volume Tables.E. Partial Answers to Questions and Problems.F. Partial Answers to Laboratory Exercises.G. Metric Conversion Charts.Index.
DAVID P. PAINE, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Forest Resources at Oregon State University in Corvallis. JAMES D. KISER, MS, is an instructor in the Department of Forest Engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
...a very comprehensive publication... (The Photogrammetric Record, December 2004)