Full text: Papers for the international symposium Commission VI

instructions—the first at post-graduate or professional 
level, the second at graduate or technologist level and 
the third at the technician level* 
The course content and the lecture and practical 
instruction hours of three levels of courses conducted 
in Survey Training Institute, Hyderabad compare 
favourably with available information on world practice* 
The pattern and standard of photogrammetric education 
in Survey Training Institute adequately meet the 
requirement of Developing countries* 
It has long been recognised that surveying and 
mapping are essential pre-requisites for providing the 
necessary data for planning of economic development of 
a country* Photogr amine try as a branch of surveying has 
been in use for over sixty years* During this period 
photogrammetry has been established as the moot effic 
ient method of surveying considering the aspects of 
accuracy and speed* It is, therefore, natural that 
all d eveloping countries should introduce photogramm 
etric method of survey in their national survey organis 
ations* Photogrammetric education should therefore, be 
given increasing attention so that photogrammetry can 
solve the economic and social problems of the developing 
countries* It was heartening to soe the interest exhib 
ited in photogrammetric educational needs of developing 
countries in the Thirteenth International Congress of 
Photogrammetry, Helsinki, Finland in 1976* - The experience 
of India in organising its photogrammetric education 
programme will be analysed* 
The use of photogrammetry in its simplest form 
was introduced in India in 1919-20 soonafter the 
First World War* Several survey projects were undertaken 
on an experimental measure and the training of personnel 
was restricted* With the introduction of radial line 
method in 1932-33, a specialist unit was raised to

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