a silhouette photograph made by placing an object directly on sensitized paper and exposing it to light.

1855–60; photo- + -gram1 Unabridged
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photogram (ˈfəʊtəˌɡræm)
1.  a picture, usually abstract, produced on a photographic material without the use of a camera, as by placing an object on the material and exposing to light
2.  obsolete a photograph, often of the more artistic kind rather than a mechanical record

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shadowlike photographic image made on paper without the use of a negative or a camera. It is made by placing objects between light-sensitive paper or film and a light source. Opaque objects lying directly on the paper produce a solid silhouette; transparent images or images that do not come in direct contact with the paper produce amorphous, mysterious images

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We explored this, but it is quite difficult to do without an overhead shot of the vehicle or the use of photogram-metry.
Maintains the base map with five year aerial photogram metric mapping projects as well as in-house updates from permitting data.
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