Aerial Photography


Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. Camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Cameras may be hand held or mounted, and photographs may be taken by a photographer, triggered remotely or triggered automatically. Platforms for aerial photography include aircrafts or Unmanned Air Systems.

Nap of the Earth Imaging (movies)
0 – 1 m – nature landscape, urban areas

Low Altitude Imaging (stills, movies)
1 – 300 m – nature features, buildings, objects

Mid Altitude Imaging (stills, movies)
300 – 3000 m – nature landscape, urban areas

High Altitude Imaging (stills, movies)
3000 – 12 000 m – global nature landscapes