Photographic Mosaic Definition for Land Surveyors

mosaic, photographic—An assembly of aerial photographs whose edges have been tom or cut and matched to form a continuous photographic representation of a portion of the Earth’s surface. Often called “aerial mosaic” Controlled mosaic—A mosaic oriented and scaled to horizontal ground control; usually assembled from rectified photographs. Uncontrolled mosaic—A mosaic in which the photographs have not been adjusted by the reference to ground control.

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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