IRRESPECTIVE of how good a product may be or how well it may be perfected, widespread uses must be developed in order that a marked demand for the product be created, otherwise success of the venture will be slight indeed. Unfortunately, such is the status of aerial photography in the naval service.
Due to relatively limited photographic facilities in the Navy, we have been compelled to use aerial photography in a very restricted manner. Consequently, little effort has been made to develop new uses for photography, because the already existing demands taxed our servicing capacity. It is true, however, that when demand becomes sufficiently urgent, methods will be found to fulfill that demand, and it is evident that such a critical time has now arrived. The Navy’s photographic organization and all its real and potential activities must be ready and capable of meeting all demands in the most effective manner.