Orthophotography combines the image characteristics of an aerial photograph with the geometric qualities of a map. Distortions from lens and camera tilt have been removed (ortho-rectified) so that all ground features are shown in their correct ground positions.
Orthophotography is an aerial photo which can be used as a map to: measure distance, calculate area and directions, determine shapes of features and GPS coordinates.
Utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Cooper provides orthophotos for urban and land use planning, agriculture, archeology and others. Photogrammetry allows the identification of objects and geometric shapes projecting their measurements on the horizontal plane (Planimetrics).