DC-10 - Nature of aerial photograph data

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Differentiate oblique and vertical aerial imagery
  • Describe the location and geometric characteristics of the “principal point” of an aerial image
  • Recognize the distortions and implications of relief displacement and radial distortion in an aerial image
  • Explain the phenomenon that is recorded in an aerial image
  • Compare and contrast digital and photographic imaging
  • Explain the significance of “bit depth” in aerial imaging