n. The activity or technique of photographing the earth's surface from an aircraft, rocket, etc; such photographs collectively.
Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated/direct-down position. Usually the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Platforms for aerial photography include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or "drones"), balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, pigeons, kites, parachutes, stand-alone telescoping and vehicle-mounted poles. Mounted cameras may be triggered remotely or automatically; hand-held photographs may be taken by a photographer.
Aerial photography should not be confused with air-to-air photography, where one or more aircraft are used as chase planes that "chase" and photograph other aircraft in flight.
Usage examples of "aerial photography".
So, using the 'Nazca foot', a wooden T-square to ensure each measurement they made would be at right angles to the centre line, a supply of tennis-court marker-lime for drawing the outline, and with an aeroplane standing by for aerial photography, Nickell and his group (which now included his father) set to work.
Aircraft were introduced, and very soon aerial photography was born, making it possible to scan wider areas for vast stores of information about the enemy.
We're going to have to go with the original idea of identifying the ship by aerial photography.
With the addition of conventional and draped aerial photography, infrared photography, and artificial aperture side-looking radar, the total information available to ERTS exceeded two million images, with new input on the order of thirty images an hour.
In plain sight on the other bank were heavy batteries of Soviet-made cannon, and aerial photography showed wheel-to-wheel mortars and howitzers positioned all along the hundred miles of ramparts from Port Said to the Gulf of Suez.
This group, imaginatively called Central, was to maintain the flight base for the aerial photography missions.
Stonehenge may very well be the first archaeological site anywhere that has taken advantage of aerial photography.
An example: You must be thinking very hard how important aerial photography is going to be, if war should come.
Through the Internet, Corky had accessed not only maps and city-planning charts but also a trove of aerial photography produced by the state of California, offering a bird’.
But since aerial photography is far easier, quicker, wider in scope and more efficient than anything you could achieve with this gadget, I see no point in you being equipped with it.
This time use was made of several new techniques such as resistivity measurements (from metal rods driven into the rock across which an electric current was passed), magnetometry, and also the latest aerial photography and thermal infrared image-enhancing techniques.
Our ships did not fire until they were fired upon, and I have no doubt aerial photography will substantiate that fact.