Vertical vs oblique imagery

Vertical images 

Images taken by a camera pointing to the nadir direction. Pointing to the nadir means that the camera axis (in the direction of the lens) is perpendicular to the ground / object.

Oblique images 

Images are taken with the camera axis not perpendicular to the ground / object.

 

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Figure 1. Vertical and oblique imagery
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