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Imagery

Statutory Law

10 U.S.C. § 467(2) (2010) (Title 10—Chapter 22: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

In this chapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 441 et seq.]:
   (2) (A) The term "imagery" means, except as provided in subparagraph (B), a likeness or presentation of any natural or manmade feature or related object or activity and the positional data acquired at the same time the likeness or representation was acquired, including—
         (i) products produced by space-based national intelligence reconnaissance systems; and
         (ii) likenesses or presentations produced by satellites, airborne platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, or other similar means.
      (B) Such term does not include handheld or clandestine photography taken by or on behalf of human intelligence collection organizations.

10 U.S.C. § 467(3) (2010) (Title 10—Chapter 22: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

In this chapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 441 et seq.]:
   (3) The term "imagery intelligence" means the technical, geographic, and intelligence information derived through the interpretation or analysis of imagery and collateral materials.