The book presents the principles and application of black and white aerial photographers for interpretation of imagery as recorded by the aerial camera. However, before the interpreter starts using the photos, he must have knowledge about the geometry of the photos, the manner in which they are obtained and the camera characteristics. The book thus deals with all aspects of photos and their geometry, aerial cameras, stereoscopy and image interpretation. At the end follows a series of photos together with the description of the imagery and the nature of the objects as interpreted.
Dr. K.K. Rampal received his M.S. and Ph. D. From Ohio State University (USA) and M. Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons.) from university of Delhi. He was graduated with B.Sc. in Photogrammetric Engineering degree from the Institute of Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences, Delft, The Netherlands, with a Diploma in Photo interpretation from the same Institute. He has several publication in national and international journals on the subject of Advanced Surveying, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and has supervised several sponsored and Consultancy Projects with the government and industry houses. He has supervised several master degree thesis on the above mentioned subjects and has attended national and international seminars. He served as Survey officer with Survey of India from 1954 to 1963 and since then had been teaching Surveying, Photogrammerty and Remote Sensing where he was Head of Survey Division as a Professor. He was the author of three published books on Surveying and Photogrammetry mapping. He was a visiting Professor at California State University Fresno, U.S.A. and Asian institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. He was a fellow of the institute of Engineers, Member of American Society of Photogrammerty and Remote Sensing, Member of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing and Life Member of the Indian National Cartographic Association and Institute of Surveying (India). He was Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun for one year during 1991-92. He was a registered consultant with the Central Water Commission Govt. of India in Remote Sensing and a registered Photogrmmetrist with RITES Government of India Undertaking.