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An Anniversary and a 21st Century Analogy: E. H. Thompson and the Seven-Lens Aerial Camera

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Abstract:

E. H. Thompson, the pre-eminent British photogrammetrist, died 25 years ago. His memory has been perpetuated in several ways. An analogy is drawn between the design of a 21st century digital air survey camera and that of Thompson's multi-lens camera of the 1930s.

Keywords: Barr and Stroud seven-lens camera; E. H. Thompson; Z/I Imaging DMC2001; digital cameras; history of photogrammetry; multi-lens cameras

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/0031-868X.00172

Affiliations: Editor Emeritus, Photogrammetric Record

Publication date: 2001-04-01

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