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aerial survey

[′e·rē·əl ′sər·vā]
(engineering)
A survey utilizing photographic, electronic, or other data obtained from an airborne station. Also known as aerosurvey; air survey.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

aerial survey

i. The use of aerial cameras and/or other photogrammetric instruments for making maps and charts.
ii. The visual survey of the ground or an objective from the air, usually to assess damage during natural or human-made calamities.
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