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1. The process of making maps or scale drawings from photographs, especially aerial photographs.
2. The process of making precise measurements by means of photography.

pho′to·gram·met′ric (-grə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
pho′to·gram′me·trist n.
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(Physical Geography) the process of making measurements from photographs, used esp in the construction of maps from aerial photographs and also in military intelligence, medical and industrial research, etc
photogrammetric adj
ˌphotoˈgrammetrist n
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(ˌfoʊ təˈgræm ɪ tri)

the process of making surveys and maps through the use of photographs, esp. aerial photographs.
pho`to•gram•met′ric (-grəˈmɛ trɪk) pho`to•gram•met′ri•cal, adj.
pho`to•gram′me•trist, n.
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The science or art of obtaining reliable measurements from photographic images.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.


the use of photography for surveying or map-making. Cf. phototopography.
See also: Photography
the use of photography for surveying or map-making.
See also: Land, Maps
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