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- n. photographic interpretation
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Remote sensing has a long history in photointerpretation but in recent times it is characterised by the use of new sensors such as thermal infrared and radar, the use of satellites such as the American LANDSAT series2 to collect data and the use of computers to analyse them.
Art Lundahl, often regarded as the father of U.S. photointerpretation.