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Digital reproduction of historical aerial photographic prints for preserving a deteriorating archive

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

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Abstract

Aerial photography from the 1920s and 1930s is a unique record of historical information used by government agencies, surveyors, consulting scientists and engineers, lawyers, and individuals for diverse purposes. Unfortunately, the use of the historical aerial photographic prints has resulted in their becoming worn, lost, and faded. Few negatives exist for the earliest photography. A pilot project demonstrated that high-quality, precision scanning of historical aerial photography is an appealing alternative to traditional methods for reproduction. Optimum sampling rate varies from photograph to photograph, ranging between 31 and 42 ??m/pixel for the USDA photographs tested. Inclusion of an index, such as a photomosaic or gazetteer, and ability to view the imagery promptly upon request are highly desirable.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Digital reproduction of historical aerial photographic prints for preserving a deteriorating archive
Series title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume
63
Issue:
10
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
First page:
1171
Last page:
1179
Number of Pages:
9