Category Archives: Aerial photography

Understanding the basics of aerial photography: Diverse applications

  In previous installments of our Understanding Aerial Photography series, we covered the History of Aerial Photography, Scaling and Formatting of Aerial Imagery, and the different types of formats in which aerial imagery can be viewed. Aerial photography is used … Continue reading

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How to georeference aerial photos

  Have you ever wanted to see what a place looked like in previous decades? This week’s post from Environmental Prose demonstrates how to georeference a historical aerial photograph in ArcGIS. See how we take an image from the 1950s … Continue reading

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Zooming in on topographic maps

  Topographic maps, also known as topo maps, typically display elevation characteristics, natural and structural features as well as hydrography and infrastructure data in a large-scale format. Essentially, topo maps provide a third dimension to an otherwise flat map. Topo … Continue reading

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A custom ranch or farm map makes a unique holiday gift!

A custom map makes an ideal gift for the holidays. We can produce a detailed map for any property in the United States. Delight a landowner friend or relative with an attractive and detailed wall map that will last for … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of aerial photography: Formats

  In previous installments of our Understanding Aerial Photography blog series, we covered the History of Aerial Photography and Scaling and Formatting of Aerial Imagery. In this post, we will explore the different types of formats in which aerial imagery … Continue reading

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The basics of aerial photography: scaling & resolution

  In my previous blog post, we explored the history of aerial photography. In this post, we will discuss the two main factors that determine the quality of aerial photography: scaling and resolution. Scaling Scaling is one of the more … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of aerial photography: History

  Aerial photography is one of the best tools anyone, especially environmental professionals, can use to determine land use changes over time. In some cases, viewing aerial photographs can be the only way to identify the history of a site. … Continue reading

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