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Aerial advances

Aerial photographs - such as those commissioned by the Ordnance Survey - are typically taken by aircraft flying at between 1,500m and 3,000m. Those taken by the world's air forces can be snapped from anything up to 9,000m. Photographs are either vertical (looking straight down) or oblique (taken at an angle to the ground).

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