Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Sep 7 1963, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 7, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Ittig Bennington Banner saturday september 7, 1963-5greater Bennington As seen in Vermont a new Aerial photos ii ii South Shaftsbury my to 26 ii ii i int slam it Ltd a a to j a 5 0 of i it a in Mai paper Mui village1 tips a v f n 2 ii i a i in it -�i2 to 2 it yell i i i i $ Sisi / 1 pm i. A Vej pc a Ai a Ltd Bennington 2 Psi a amp Tato i % # Listo a Kojs or re ? �2 int a a i Quot if a a it twin it in. In ic5 ? a it a a Bunirt a _ ism a dec vol. 4 Ripe a Ink a a i i in a a y in Volt i 1 w v it 1 # r of a % few 4 i f rn1 to this photo was made and some of its purposes the first series of Complete Aerial photographs of Vermont since 1942 is now being received by soil conservation service and Ulm Extension offices. At a Cost of $60,000, the project was started in the Spring of 1962, and was continued in the fall of that year and last Spring. The photos Are Only taken when there Are neither leaves on the Trees nor Snow on the ground. The photo on this Page is actually a composite Index of the Southwest Section of Bennington county. While this kind of composite photo has certain uses most persons will obtain enlargements of the individual photos. Order Blanks for enlargements of various sizes or for photo indexes Are available at the office of county agent John c. Page 310 main st., Bennington. Two series of photographs were taken i. Low Altitude views of 75 Vermont Urban areas at an Altitude of 3,000 feet or a scale of one Inch to 500 feet and 2. High Altitude views of the entire state taken at 9,000 feet and at a scale of one Inch to 1,500 feet. The accompanying map is a High Altitude View although enlarged somewhat from its original scale. The plane flew in a series of North South strips and each strip overlaps the next by 60 per cent. By looking through a stereo metric device at two photos of the same scene a three dimensional effect can be obtained. Such a method is used for instance by the soil conservation service to determine Heights of different sections of land. The cartographic division of the pcs at Beltsville md., was responsible for checking the maps for overlap Quality and other factors. Numerous departments of state government in addition to private citizens will be using the new photo maps for varied purposes. The project was authorized by the 1961 legislature and has been coordinated by the department of administration. The Cost was pro rated by state agencies As follows water resources and forests and Parks 11.8 per cent each development department Public service and fish and game 5.9 per cent each Highway 35.2 per cent and state geologist 23.5 per cent. Some of the potential uses of the maps Are self evident such As Highway planning Park development watershed control and land surveying. Other uses May not be so obvious by lumber companies to Survey Timber stands by Farmers with Large acreages by ski development firms by the tax department in its Effort to Aid listers in assessing property and by geologists to study Ore bearing areas among Many others. Of a \%62 h 26 Pownal Center pm amp y i Barber Pond in in by 1 k i Fri j 4 211 i sri1 a 1 i l # a a. A j4 Al Pownal h a a a a Fife. 3p2t Ari f2f few it we a a i a i 5 to i a Jan ii amp i a w t j a la 204tt i 1�3r it iz2sos ii i Vermont Ziai or a a

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