An Introduction to Imagery Analysis

More fun and entertaining U.S. Army training materials, this time an “Introduction to Imagery Analysis”. Like most of these other textbooks, it’s a decade or two out of date (RF-111? RF-4? Huh?) but still interesting – if only to see how things were done back before computers controlled the world.

Some of the sample imagery is fairly interesting, at least from a technical perspective:

A vertical panorama of an airfield, shot by an RF-4C.

There’s also some actually useful references, like this guide to interpreting photo markings:

…and even some great old illustrations of the sort that you just don’t get in today’s highly-polished field manuals:

The 7MB PDF file can be downloaded right here.

Published in: Geekiness, General, History, Security | on December 21st, 2007| Comments Off on An Introduction to Imagery Analysis

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