aerial photography

aerial photograph

noun
a photograph taken from an aircraft or satellite in flight.
Also called aerophoto, air photograph.


Origin:
1895–1900

aerial photography, noun
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aerial photography

technique of photographing the Earth's surface or features of its atmosphere or hydrosphere with cameras mounted on aircraft, rockets, or Earth-orbiting satellites and other spacecraft.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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