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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Feature identification from commercial satellite images for military and homeland security operations in coastal zones
Author(s): Steven D. Fleming; Thomas R. Jordan
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Paper Abstract

Supporting U.S. military operations and homeland security requirements in and around coastal zones, geospatial intelligence must be quickly integrated by tactical commanders to meet mission demands. Increasingly, unclassified commercial imagery and data acquired from conventional aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites are being used by military and civilian analysts to populate coastal zone databases. This study assessed the suitability of commercially available satellite images for littoral warfare and homeland security operations. From the study, data that show the probabilities for extracting mandatory shoreline features from various images for maps produced at varying scale is provided. A prioritized list of image resources was also created for use in assisting military and civilian analysts to rapidly collect feature data from commercially available resources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2007
PDF: 13 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 1(1) 013508 doi: 10.1117/1.2722339
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Steven D. Fleming, U.S. Military Academy (United States)
Thomas R. Jordan, The Univ. of Georgia (United States)

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