View Full Version : Zeiss RMK TOP Camera Identification discussion

11-24-2005, 10:38 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile11778/Zeiss-RMK-TOP-Camera-Identification.htm>Zeiss RMK TOP Camera Identification</a></b><br><br>This is the corner of one of the fotos used to mosaic the orthophoto. The corner shows the camera make, model and serialnumber (I wonder who it belongs to - and why it has not been removed). As written it is a Zeiss RMK Top large format Arial surveying camera. <br />
I would think theese photos were taken from about 1000m altitude.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/44209911778.jpg>

11-24-2005, 10:58 PM
Well I was actually so curious as to who made the mosaik and with some professional pride, who failed to crop the mosaic, that I searched the net to find out who ownes the camera used.

Search and thou shall find - I found this Calibration Repport (http://http://edclxs22.cr.usgs.gov/osl/camsmac.txt) which shows the camera to belong to AEROMAP U.S., INC based in, jep you guessed, Anchorage.

But just to be fair - the orthophoto is actually ok quality, the contrast adjustment could have been better but the seamlines are well hidden (probably thanks to a good DTM) and a good choise of colourtone.