Story: Modern mapping and surveying

Compiling a mosaic

Compiling a mosaic

A staff member of New Zealand Aerial Mapping is seen here compiling a mosaic from aerial photographs, around 1957. The photos were overlapped and cut to minimise distortion. Once completed, the mosaic could be re-photographed as a whole and printed for sale.

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NZ Aerial Mapping
Reference: 19/198
Photograph by Paul Steeds

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Melanie Lovell-Smith, 'Modern mapping and surveying - Aerial photography and maps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18908/compiling-a-mosaic (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by Melanie Lovell-Smith, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 17 Aug 2018