From Anaglyph to Analytical: An Initial Review of the Use of Photogrammetric Stereoplotting Machines for Map Production in Military Survey Squadrons
Author: Gordon, Alan
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 38, Number 2, December 2001 , pp. 191-203(13)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The opportunities presented by air photography in the production of topographical mapping were recognized almost as soon as flight and photography became possible. Military Survey used manual plotting methods from the first days of aerial cover but did not embrace stereoscopic plotting machines until the end of the Second World War. Anaglyph Multiplex machines were used in RE Survey uniformed units from then until the 1960s when the Wild B8 became the standard mapping instrument for the next 20 years. The computer-driven IMA replaced the B8, but in 1990 the role of Military Survey's soldiers changed and map production was no longer within their remit.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Publication date: 2001-12-01