Glossary for Geospatial Science

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airphoto:  A photograph taken vertically from the air.  Any type of camera may be used, but single-lens frame cameras are most commonly used.  Airphoto images can be available to users as paper prints, transparent film, or digital computer files.  An airphoto includes significant horizontal displacement introduced by camera characteristics, tilt, nearness to the target scene, and variations in elevation of the target terrain.