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Environmental Management

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 553–562 | Cite as

Environmental application of aerial reconnaissance to search for open dumps

  • Thomas J. Getz
  • J. C. Randolph
  • Wayne F. EchelbergerJr.
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Abstract

Three approaches to using aerial photography are evaluated for searching for open dumps in the state of Indiana. Photography with hand-held cameras from a small airplane proved more effective and flexible than either photo-interpretation of existing air photos or subcontracting to a federal agency for new aerial photography. The rationale for our choice of aerial reconnaissance, other uses of low-level aerial surveillance, the utility of small-format camera aerial photography for environmental analysis, and methods used for locating open dumps are discussed.

Key words

Aerial reconnaissance Open dumps Waste management Aerial photography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Getz
    • 1
  • J. C. Randolph
    • 1
  • Wayne F. EchelbergerJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public and Environmental AffairsIndiana UniversityBloomington

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