From ancient Greek mythology to the drones that fly over today’s streets, society has always been fascinated with bird’s eye views of the Earth.
Aerial photography offers a unique perspective on familiar locations. However, places change over time – in a hundred years, how will people recognize what they see in an aerial photo from today?
The FIU GIS Center will be addressing this at History Miami’s 23rd annual Miami International Map Fair, the largest map fair in the western hemisphere. The FIU team will be presenting georeferenced aerial photographs of Miami growing and adapting through the decades. Georeferencing refers to the process of aligning geographic data to an image or system, so that the images can be located and compared to their modern-day counterparts. A time animation demo will show the development of Miami through the years.
The collection of photos the GIS Center will be presenting dates back to 1924, and is one of the earliest sets of aerial photographs of the city available. Read the rest of the story here: bit.ly/1Kfpgwv