I. Photographic Methods
First statements by Lambert (France) of principles underlying photogrammetry
First ever photographs by Daguerre and Nepce, in France
French used photos in making topographic maps.
Photographs important in documenting exploration of the U.S. West (through 1870's).
Maxwell proposed proof of trichromatic color vision by photographic experiments (1861; Sutton).
Pictures of Paris from cameras mounted in free and captive balloons.
Du Hauron analyzed multispectral imagery with single-lens beam splitter technique.
Claims of photos for military observations from balloons during American Civil War; none survive.
Simple additive color projection and viewing developed.
Camera airborne on kites in England, France, Russia.
First color separations produced.
Photos used by Seville in topographical surveys in Canada.
Ives invented three-lens multispectral camera.
Cameras attached to carrier pigeons.
Wilbur Wright took first photos (movies) from an airplane.
Berthon's lenticular color film process for additive system.
Orel-Zeiss Stereoautograph: precursor to serial stereo-photos.
Aerial photos used by British R.A.F. for reconnaissance, changing tactics of work in W.W.I.
Unites States Signal corps used aerial photos in Mexican border war.
Aerial photos used by petroleum geologists for exploration.
Multilayered color film developed.
First aerial spectrophotography of the Earth by Krinov and colleagues (Russia).
Extensive use of aerial photos in Earth sciences and agriculture.
Testing of aerial IR sensitive film from stratospheric balloon.
Kodachrome appeared on market.
Color film used in aerial surveys.
Bausch and Lomb multiplex photogrammetric plotter.
Kelsh plotters came into wide use.
Rapid advances in development of black-and-white and color IR (CIR) film for camouflage detection and haze penetration.
Eardley's Aerial Photos: Their Use and Interpretation published
Tremendous strides in aerial photography and photogrammetry resulting from W.W.II military needs.
First edition of AS's Manual of Photogrammetry.
Military studies of water-depth penetration by two-band aerial photography.
Publication of Krinov's Spectral Reflectance Properties of Natural Materials.
Orthophoto mapping became popular.
Color aerial photos used in geological mapping.
Colwell (U.S.) demonstrated detection of disease and stress in vegetation (published 1956).
Term "Remote Sensing" first used (generally ascribed to Evelyn Pruitt; see footnote on page Intro-1).
Soviets published on spectro-zonal photography for mapping soils.
Color film entered into common use in aerial photography.
Colwell's Manual of Photointerpretation and Ray's Aerial Photographs in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping published.
Considerable activity in multispectral photography applications.
Wheeler's colorvision additive multispectral system.
United States and Russian nine-lens multispectral cameras; Itek camera (ten lens) in 1963.
USAF built Additive Color Viewer-Printer
NASA inaugurated programs in testing usefulness of multiband photography for Earth resources.
Multispectral additive color system developed by Yost and Wenderoth.
First practical uses of UV photography.
Two-volume Earth Resources Surveys from Space prepared by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
ASP's Manual of Color Aerial Photography.
SO65 multispectral photography experiment on Apollo-9
Publication of ASP's Manual of Remote Sensing.
Primary Author: Nicholas M. Short, Sr. email: [email protected]