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By Paul R. T. Newby


The Editorial team of The Photogrammetric Record, the international journal of photogrammetry published in the United Kingdom since 1953, has long felt the need for standardised photogrammetric terminology, in order both to eliminate inconsistency within individual authors ’ work and to maintain consistency within the journal over time. Various forms of guidance to authors have been issued over the years, and in 2000–2001 a terminology listing was produced for the internal use of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society’s team of volunteers working on the Record and of the professional co-publishers, Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley-Blackwell). After a succession of revisions and enhancements, the full listing was made available to the wider public for the first time, through publication in The Photogrammetric Record in June 2007 (Newby, 2007). By this stage the list also included very many terms from the related fields of remote sensing, image processing, computer vision and indeed of geomatics as a whole, which inevitably occur in contributions relating to photogrammetry in the widest and most inclusive sense. It was hoped that, as well as helping authors to prepare papers for submission to The Photogrammetric Record itself, the list might become accepted across the whole international photogrammetric community of Academe, professional practice and industry, and thus also lead to greater consistency of terminology and improved use of English in contributions to kindred publications, to the meetings of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and so ultimately to the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. It was also hoped that feedback from readers might lead to further revision and ultimately to a consensus and a more authoritative listing of standard terminology which will be of even greater benefit to photogrammetrist

Topics: KEY WORDS, Terminology, International, Professional, Standards, Photogrammetry, Decision support, Education ABSTRACT
Year: 2010
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