Pictures of the invisible

United Kingdom, 1990

Film
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Episode number 5 of Series “The Shape of the world”.
In 1858 the picture of the world was transformed by the Frenchman Nadar who combined the new technologies of hot air ballooning and photography to produce the first reproducible “bird’s eye” view of the world. The technique of aerial photography has had extensive military use, but it has also enabled previously unmapped areas, such as the Himalayas and the Amazon to be accurately mapped. Now aerial mapping has been extended to photography from satellites and computer imaging of data, a process also used to convert radar “photography” of what lies beneath the surface of land and sea into a comprehensible form. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.

Credits

co-director

Carol Stowe

Mark Anderson

co-producer

Mark Anderson

Lois Bianchi

production company

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

Thirteen

Granada Television International

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1990

Appears in

The Shape of the world

Group of items

The Shape of the world

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38864

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Aerial photography

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Radar

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aerial photography

Documentary

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Imaging systems

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radar

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientific satellites

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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