Thermography is typically delivered to a customer in a "photographic" format, and the finding is presumed to be recognizable. More often than not, it is not.
We've been very, very busy between several flight hours in January, adapting thermography into a industrial/manufacturing line, and thermal video production. Thermal video is important because so many thermal phenomena are temporal.
An hour before dawn on a subfreezing winter morning we accomplished an oblique aerial thermographic portfolio of downtown Boise.
The new Langley Gulch (south of New Plymouth, Idaho and just east of Ontario, Oregon) power generation plant is operational.
Most aerial thermography is accomplished with the lens axis pointing at the center of the earth. This methodology produces an image that is best suited for mapping and other spatial/photogrammetrical applications.
In March we "flew" a section of downtown Boise, Idaho that has a complex geothermal system.
Thermography may be able to cross the line of reasonable expectations that the character of an industrial asset may be not be remotely sensed.
The orthothermograph ("orthographic," or "vertical" aerial thermograph) below is of a portion of the east end of the Boise State Campus.
The orthothermograph ("orthographic," or "vertical" aerial thermograph) below is of the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center at the intersection of Broadway and Warm Springs Blvds. in Boise, Idaho.
The following image is an orthogonal (vertical) aerial thermograph of a landscape pond in a residential subdivision.