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Orthophotos are not only aerial. Architectural orthophotos of building facades from ground photographs also exist. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:20, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

The esri link in citation #1 is broken. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:24, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

I think Photomapping should be merged into this page as it covers the same subject. Beechhouse (talk) 20:52, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Orthorectified for topography is not correct. Article should discuss the curved surface of the earth compared to the flat image. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:19, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
This page can stand alone by itself or it can be merged with the Photogrammetry subject. Both are OK. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:12, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Different merge candidate: the page for Digital orthophoto quadrangles is just a stub, and this page (on Orthophoto in general) has a lot on DOQ's in particular. I think either the sections on DOQ's should be moved to the Digital orthophoto quadrangles page, or that page should be merged with this one. Mrflip (talk) 10:33, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
That or there's a merge discussion at Aerial Photography discussing the merger of yet another(!) related page, the Orthophotomap page in to the pre-existing category of Aerial_photography#Orthophotos... Da5nsy (talk) 14:37, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

I disagree with above statement because a map also contains text, lines and other graphics included for us to read it. The Orthophoto is just the photo. Orthophotomap is more than the mere orthophoto. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:46, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

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Proposed text[edit]

While this content was blanked for copyright review, an IP contributor very kindly proposed alternative text at the temporary space provided for a rewrite. I did not need to implement it, since there was content in the article that could be retained, but I bring it here so that it can be utilized as needed by editors of the article:

An orthophotograph is a photograph which has been modified to account for perspective and other distortions.

Photographs, such as aerial photographs, can be corrected to provide a photograph with no distortions due to perspective, tilt of camera and other distortions such as one due to the curvature of the Earth. The process of correcting a photograph to remove distortions is called orthorectification. Methods of corrections are: 1. Affine transformation 2. Polynomial transformation 3. "Rubbersheeting"

Once a photograph has been orthorectified to create an orthophoto, it can be used as a map to measure distances, as an orthophoto is of uniform scale all across the photograph area.

The content was contributed by IP Thanks! --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:44, 5 November 2010 (UTC)