phototopography


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phototopography

(ˌfəʊtəʊtəˈpɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) the preparation of topographic maps from photographs

phototopography

surveying or map-making by means of photography. — phototopographic, phototopographical, adj.
See also: Land, Maps
surveying or map-making by means of photography. Cf. photogrammetry.phototopographic, phototopographical, adj.
See also: Photography
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As a pioneer in the use of the camera as an adjunct survey instrument, he perfected the techniques of phototopography. After a summer spent in the field, Bridgland spent the winter in the Calgary office establishing grid lines on the panoramic photographs to prepare detailed and accurate topographical maps of the Rocky Mountains.