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 terms
Small Format Aerial Photography and UAS Imagery: Principles, Techniques and Geoscience Applications, Second Edition, provides basic and advanced principles and techniques for Small Format Aerial Photography (SFAP), focusing on manned and unmanned aerial systems, including drones, kites, blimps, powered paragliders, and fixed wing and copter SFAP. The authors focus on everything from digital image processing and interpretation of data, to travel and setup for the best result, making this a comprehensive guide for any user. Nine case studies in a variety of environments, including gullies, high altitudes, wetlands and recreational architecture are included to enhance learning. This new edition includes small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and discusses changes in legal practices across the globe. In addition, the book presents the history of SFAP, providing background and context for new developments. Provides background and context for new developments in SFAP Covers the legal implications for small format aerial systems in different countries Discusses unmanned aerial systems (drones) and their applications Features new case studies for different applications, including vineyard monitoring and impacts of wind energy
Provides an inexpensive alternative to conventional large format aerial survey and forms a complete guide to aerial photography operations using small cameras. The book is full of practical advice and helpful hints to ensure the reader benefits fully from this flexible and cost-efficient technique.
The new, completely updated edition of the aerial photography classic Extensively revised to address today's technological advances, Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation, Third Edition offers a thorough survey of the technology, techniques, processes, and methods used to create and interpret aerial photographs. The new edition also covers other forms of remote sensing with topics that include the most current information on orthophotography (including digital), soft copy photogrammetry, digital image capture and interpretation, GPS, GIS, small format aerial photography, statistical analysis and thematic mapping errors, and more. A basic introduction is also given to nonphotographic and space-based imaging platforms and sensors, including Landsat, lidar, thermal, and multispectral. This new Third Edition features: Additional coverage of the specialized camera equipment used in aerial photography A strong focus on aerial photography and image interpretation, allowing for a much more thorough presentation of the techniques, processes, and methods than is possible in the broader remote sensing texts currently available Straightforward, user-friendly writing style Expanded coverage of digital photography Test questions and summaries for quick review at the end of each chapter Written in a straightforward style supplemented with hundreds of photographs and illustrations, Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation, Third Edition is the most in-depth resource for undergraduate students and professionals in such fields as forestry, geography, environmental science, archaeology, resource management, surveying, civil and environmental engineering, natural resources, and agriculture.
|Author||: Corey Danton Rice|
|Release Date||: 2010|
|Pages||: 296 pages|
The Integrated Remote Sensing and Visualization (IRSV) system was designed to aid in the inspection process for existing highway bridges. Involved in this system includes the development of the Spatially Integrated Small Format Aerial Photography (SI-SFAP) imaging technique as a tool to visually inspect the bridge structures. Starting with flight planning the process initiates aerial image capture, progresses into image processing with sub-inch resolutions, and finally ends in bridge deck rating. A rating algorithm is developed using the bridge deck surface image conditions. This algorithm resembles currently used pavement inspection processes, which will allow a better standardization and integration with existing inspections of bridges. Aside from the surface rating, other important detections were identified, including major visual obstructions and expansion joint measurements. Also identified from the aerial images are possible bridge movements as a function of joint openings. These movements will be discovered with temporal data, with a quick turn-around and more accurate assessments for bridge management. As a part of this research, an independent survey about current state of practice for remote sensing applications for bridge management has been conducted. The results revealed a strong interest in the topic with concerns of implementation and cost. The contribution of this research, other than the use of SI-SFAP technology for surface monitoring, is to establish the preliminary validation of the sensitivity of this technique which is presented in various image measurement deviations.
|Release Date||: 1990|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|Author||: Hassan Mohamed Hassan,Charles F. Hutchinson,World Bank|
|Publisher||: Washington, D.C. : World Bank|
|Release Date||: 1992|
|Pages||: 164 pages|
This document is intended to serve two purposes. The first of these is to show the ways in which environmental and natural resource information can be used in project design, management, monitoring, and evaluation. Because of the wide scope of activities in which the World Bank participates, these discussions must often be generic rather than sector specific. The second purpose of this report is to provide an introduction to the various environmental and natural resource information technologies that are commonly used, and to suggest the ways in which they might be most effectively incorporated in projects. In this, the authors deal explicitly with the practical why and how of using information technology, rather than the tehnical what. Thus, technical descriptions are contained in annexes. The overall goal is to help the project manager make decisions regarding the use of environmental and natural resource information and select the appropriate tools to gather, manage, and exploit such information.
|Publisher||: Asprs Publications|
|Release Date||: 1984|
|Pages||: 204 pages|