photomosaic


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photomosaic

[¦fōd·ō·mō′zā·ik]
(graphic arts)
Composite photograph (usually aerial) made up of individual, small-area photographs placed side by side.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The original undistorted digital photographs are stored with the photomosaic for reference.
Although the process is simple, even automatable in theory, the irregular shape of most shelter surfaces and the difficulty of exactly controlling camera position in the field means that a fairly high degree of skill and experience with particular programs is required to successfully massage many pictures into a usable and passably accurate photomosaic representation.
Because the image plane of the camera, like an acetate tracing sheet, is as close to parallel to the rock surface at every point as possible (on the scale of the photograph), the photomosaic is very similar in its representation.
Some of the same registration points used to rectify the photomosaic were marked on the AutoCAD drawing and used to register this map as well.
The AutoCAD map could now be compared with both the photomosaic and USGS mylar composite.
The GPS coordinates were converted to a point coverage and used to assign real-world coordinates to the roads coverage and photomosaic in ARC/INFO.
The one containing the chevron could be the least refined, while the one in the lower left corner of the photomosaic may show the most worn appearance, though no one is going so far out on a limb as to assert one circi to be older than the other.
This summer, he worked in the lab of marine volcanologist Adam Soule, developing a photomosaic of images from the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the site of a recent volcanic eruption (see cover).
"The photomosaic of images is a new tool for studying mid-ocean ridge processes," he said.
Figure 4 illustrates one photo frame taken from the blimp along with a combination of about 50 such frames into a digital photomosaic. Creation of this mosaic was greatly aided by the fact that the outcrops are almost perfectly fiat!
Eventually, Foley hopes to equip the vehicle with a stereo-pair color-camera system and use it as an AUV to create photomosaics of Viking-era shipwrecks.