KudoZ home » English to German » Surveying

aerial view

German translation: Draufsicht, possilby also Luftbild

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
19:28 Jan 22, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Surveying
English term or phrase: aerial view
geometry
Paola Ervetti
German translation:Draufsicht, possilby also Luftbild
Explanation:
An aerial view can also be a Luftaufnahme or Luftbild, but I'm assuming that you are referring to drawings, so Draufsicht should be the correct term here.
Draufsicht (- top view) is used, for instance, for architectural drawings.
Selected response from:

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:29
Grading comment
WONDERFUL! I spoke to a mother-tongue German and he suggested yours as the best answer, although I expressed my doubts that DRAUF without the A (DARAUF) could sound like a slang term. It is reported by other dictionaries as well, so I guess I have to live with it! Thanks again!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
naLuftaufnahme
Ingrid Fabi
naFlugzeugaufnahmeUschi (Ursula) Walke
naObenansicht
Alexander Schleber
naUebersichtAndrea McNamara
naVogelsperspektive
Dierk Seeburg
naDraufsicht, possilby also LuftbildUlrike Lieder


  

Answers


49 mins
Draufsicht, possilby also Luftbild


Explanation:
An aerial view can also be a Luftaufnahme or Luftbild, but I'm assuming that you are referring to drawings, so Draufsicht should be the correct term here.
Draufsicht (- top view) is used, for instance, for architectural drawings.


    Ernst, WB industrielle Technik
Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:29
Native speaker of: German
Grading comment
WONDERFUL! I spoke to a mother-tongue German and he suggested yours as the best answer, although I expressed my doubts that DRAUF without the A (DARAUF) could sound like a slang term. It is reported by other dictionaries as well, so I guess I have to live with it! Thanks again!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
Vogelsperspektive


Explanation:
Just adding another option to choose from depending on the context.

Cheerio,
Dierk

Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 22:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

5 hrs
Uebersicht


Explanation:
just another option, it means a general view of the whole picture.

Andrea McNamara
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

5 hrs
Obenansicht


Explanation:
I cannot find this word in my dictionaries, but it "sounds" right. It is analogous to side view = "Seitenansicht". "Vogelperspektive" does exist and also sounds right, but the defintion only uses this in connection with landscapes.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 06:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

9 hrs
Luftaufnahme


Explanation:
This is what I would say

Ingrid Fabi
Canada
Local time: 00:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

21 hrs
Flugzeugaufnahme


Explanation:
sounds right in a geometrical context.

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 15:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Voters for reclassification
as
PRO / non-PRO
PRO (1): Steffen Walter


Return to KudoZ list


Changes made by editors
Oct 22, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Tech/Engineering
Field (specific)(none) » Surveying


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search