photointerpretation

photointerpretation

[¦fōd·ō·in‚ter·prə′tā·shən]
(engineering)
The science of identifying and describing objects in a photograph, such as deducing the topographic significance or the geologic structure of landforms on an aerial photograph. Also known as photographic interpretation.
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Pliades is ideally suited for precision mapping of detailed and small targets and photointerpretation.
Pre-photointerpretation fieldwork was conducted in the summer of 2010 to ensure accurate photointerpretation.
Use of geomorphological units to improve drainage network extraction from a DEM : Comparison between automated extraction and photointerpretation methods in the Carraixet catchment (Valencia, Spain), International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.
1986: Aerial photointerpretation in terrain analysis and geomorphologic mapping.
Much of the geological landscape of the Ivane area has been based on photointerpretation and research in neighbouring areas rather than fieldwork within the Ivane region itself.
The first step of the mapping process was a photointerpretation of the vegetation territory using black and white digital orthophotographies (scale 1:20 000) from Andalusia government (Junta de Andalucia).
Size-constrained Region Merging (SCRM): An Automated Delineation Tool for Assisted Photointerpretation.
A Quantitative Method to Test for Consistency and Correctness in Photointerpretation.
This step assumes visual checks of each physical block in order to identify photointerpretation and attribute errors and to correct only the attribute errors.
It was concluded that a) the adaptation of the original model, suggested by INGEOMINAS, Colombia, had an 80% coincidence with the photointerpretation of the studied event, in the central coast of Venezuela and, therefore, the calibration of the model was regarded as successful; and b) in the implementation of the modified model the zone of highest susceptibility to mass movement in the selected micro-basin is an area located in low terrain, where the so-called dissected slope hillsides geomorphological unit coincides with the Tacagua Schist Lithodeme, a mean slope range of 18-33%, and where there are no use conflicts.