Air Photo Interpretation 2 - Applications


Course Length
10 hours

Edumine Courses

08 Apr 2021




Air photo interpretation is a powerful technique that can be used to identify a wealth of geological, environmental and man-made features. The technique can be applied to:

  • mineral exploration and mapping,
  • mining and resource extraction,
  • engineering, and
  • logistics and planning.

Air Photo Interpretation is a set of two courses: a must for anyone who needs to identify and apply the basic principles and techniques. In these courses, you will examine many air photos and learn the techniques of air photo interpretation. Topics covered in Air Photo Interpretation 2 - Applications include how to identify features on vertical air photos, and the many applications of air photo interpretation to mineral exploration, mining, engineering and environmental studies, illustrated by detailed case studies and numerous photographic examples. Topics covered in Air Photo Interpretation 1 - Fundamentals include stereoscopic vision, scale, stereogram construction, optical distortions and the techniques of stereo viewing.


  • Dr. Selina Tribe


Duration 10 Hours
Access 90 Days
Category Exploration
Level Specialize
Version Date May 20, 2009


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Course Content

The course comprises 23 learning sessions, each of 15 - 30 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, images, references, examples and interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is estimated at 10 hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply the principles of image interpretation.

  • Discuss the practical application of air photo interpretation in the fields of mineral exploration, mining, engineering and environmental studies.

Recommended Background

  • High school science.

  • Familiarity with maps.

  • Observant disposition and eye for detail.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Added over 1 year ago, by Gene
A very good and informative course. The conversion from the old system,, less so. There were some buttons that didn't work and it was not immediately available. All courses should have been available from the beginning. I like the old version better. It was easier to see all the courses together.

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