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    Re: Position from a photo
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2012 Dec 27, 16:37 -0500

    The Navigation Foundation conducted an exercise along these lines in 1989 in
    an effort to prove that Robert E. Peary did, in fact, reach the north pole.
    It has been a very long time since I read the subsequent report ("Robert E.
    Peary at the North Pole") but among other things, they analyzed a lot of old
    photos taken by Peary. At 200 pages, the report is quite detailed although I
    confess that the methodogies and science behind the photographic analysis
    were beyond my understanding.  Even at that, the report was panned in some
    circles; primarily because of the quality of the photos and the perceived
    difficulty in deriving any useful celestial information from them. But that
    is the nature of the Peary vs. Anti-Peary camps. It is an old feud that will
    never end.
    
    Alas, the Navigation Foundation is no longer and I do not know how many
    copies of the report that they produced. I still have mine.
    
    Robert
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Geoffrey Kolbe" 
    To: 
    Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 3:30 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Position from a photo
    
    
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    >>My sense of the original question was that this should be a photo that
    >>looks like a common vacation pic with no "obvious" intentions of providing
    >>position data. So no GPS tagging... Even a time stamp is probably out.
    >>
    >>-FER
    >
    > That was the intent Frank.
    >
    > Suppose the photo was taken during WWII, so not even digital.
    >
    > Geoffrey
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