Landscape Mapping: Types of Aerial Photographs

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What is the line passing through the center of the camera lens and perpendicular to the negative called?

Camera axis

What is the term used to describe the line when it is vertical?

Plum line

What is the negative in the context of photography?

The film or plate used in the camera

What is the purpose of the negative in the photographic process?

To capture the image in the camera

What is the result of developing the negative?

A positive image

What is the relationship between the camera axis and the positive plane?

The camera axis is perpendicular to the positive plane

What is the purpose of the positive plane in photography?

To produce a replica of the negative image

What is the term used to describe the process of producing a positive image from a negative?


What type of cameras used to be used in the past?

Analog cameras

What is the result of viewing points A, B, C, and D on the positive plane?

A replica of the negative image

Learn about different types of aerial photographs used in landscape mapping, including those taken from low-flying aircrafts, helicopters, UAVs, and satellites. This lecture is part of the Laboratory Practices in Earth Sciences course by Dr. Javed N. Malik at IIT Kanpur.

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