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Patent AT-1903-31973

Method for [re]constructing accurate maps from photographic apparatus on a moving vessel, including a kite or balloon. Patent deals mostly with data transform taking the perpsective into account. Biography of Scheimpflug may tell us more.

"Schichtenkarten" might mean topographic maps but might refer to another sophisticated type of map.

Note five-year period between submission and publication; technically we don't how much delay occurs between 'submitted' and 'granted' or between 'granted' and 'published'. However, we can notice that the number given to this patent falls in series with patents that were filed and granted in the 1906–1908 period.


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Patent number 31973
Inventors Theodor Scheimpflug
Inventor country AT
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Original title Verfahren zur Herstellung von richtigen Schichtenkarten, sowie Plänen und militärischen Situationen auf Grund von Drachen- oder Ballonphotogrammen, sowie photographischen künstenaufnahmen von Bord eines Schiffes aus
English title Procedure for producing accurate layer-maps: maps and military plans of the ground from kite or balloon photographs, as well as artificial photographics from aboard a ship
Tech fields military, kite, balloon, photography, map
Filing date 1903-10-23
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Grant date 1908-02-25
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IPCs IPC G09B29/12
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Number of text pages 4
Number of diagram pages 1
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Number of claims 3