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Forensic aerial photography: projected 3-D exhibits facilitating rapid environmental justice
Author(s): Robert A. Pope
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Paper Abstract

Forensic stereoscopic analysis of historical aerial photography is successfully identifying the causes of environmental degradation, including erosion and unlawful releases of hazardous wastes into the environment. The photogrammetric evidence can successfully pinpoint the specific locations of undocumented hazardous waste landfills and other types of unlawful releases of chemicals and wastes into the environment, providing location data for targeted investigation, characterization, and subsequent remediation. The findings of these studies are being effectively communicated in a simple, memorable, and compelling way by projecting the three-dimensional (3-D) sequences of historical aerial photography utilizing polarized 3-D presentation methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7238, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2009, 72380G (26 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.807212
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Robert A. Pope, Waterstone Environmental, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7238:
The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2009
Ian E. McDowall; Margaret Dolinsky, Editor(s)

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