Problem:Photogrammetry: General Definitions

Problem: Photogrammetry: General Definitions

What sort of composite of aerial photographs involves trimming the edges of the individual photographs?

(A) A controlled mosaic
(B) A planimetric map
(C) An uncontrolled mosaic
(D) A topographic map

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Answer: A

The construction of a controlled mosaic or photo map requires cutting the edges of the prints along features that would reproduce as lines anyway.