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An aerial photograph is

[a] photograph of the earth's surface taken from a platform flying above the surface but not in orbit, usually an aircraft. Aerial photography is often used as a cartographic data source for basemapping, locating geographic features, and interpreting environmental conditions.[1]
[a] [p]hotograph[] of the earth, other planetary bodies, or the atmosphere that have been taken from airborne vehicles to evaluate, measure, or map selected features of the landscape or the sky.[2]

References Edit

  1. ESRI, GIS Dictionary.
  2. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail-Records Glossary (full-text).

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