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IRIS II Panoramic Camera (IRIS II)


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The Itek Iris II Panoramic Camera has been employed to acquire high resolution land use and land cover data. The Forest Service has used this camera extensively for assessing timber resources and monitoring gypsy moth defoliation in the Appalachian hardwood forests. The Iris II provides a 4.5 x 34.7 inch (11.4 x 88.1 cm) image covering 2.0 x 21.4 miles (3.2 x 34.2 km) on the ground. The high resolution twenty-four inch lens provides a scale at nadir on the panoramic image of half-mile to the inch. With its 10,000 foot film capacity the Iris II allows extended flight duration allowing photography acquisition over very large areas.

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