Placing oblique photos on the map

Placing oblique photos on the map

The Landscapes in Motion Oblique Photo Team has the daunting task of scaling mountains to repeat photographs taken up to a century ago by land surveyors. In previous posts we’ve described how these intrepid researchers locate sites, line up their photos, and what it’s like working in the field. With the summer fieldwork over, we now get to learn how they are harnessing technology to analyze landscapes in these repeat photographs and collect data from them.

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Repeat Photography in the Field - How does the Oblique Photography team get those photos lined up?

Repeat Photography in the Field - How does the Oblique Photography team get those photos lined up?

If someone gave you a 100-year-old photo of the mountains and asked you to find the exact spot the photographer stood, do you think you could do it? Every summer, members of our Oblique Photography Team and the Mountain Legacy Project prove they are up to the challenge - find out how they do it!

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On Top of the World: Another Summer of Repeat Photography from Mountaintops

On Top of the World: Another Summer of Repeat Photography from Mountaintops

Do you ever wonder what it's like to be a member of the team capturing repeat photographs from remote mountain locations? Julie Fortin looks back to the 2017 field season, complete with hover helicopter exits, the joys and trials of field work, and lasting friendships formed with her teammates.

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