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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Orientation, orthorectification, terrain and city modeling from Cartosat-1 stereo imagery: preliminary results in the first phase of ISPRS-ISRO C-SAP
Author(s): Mattia Giovanni Crespi; Francesco Barbato; Laura De Vendictis; Fabio Volpe; Roberta Onori; Daniela Poli; Xinhua Wang
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Paper Abstract

CARTOSAT-1, launched in May 2005, is basically a stereo mission, as it is equipped with two cameras onboard, namely Aft and Fore, tilted along track by -5° and +26° respectively, allowing the acquisition of stereo data with a resolution of 2.5 m. The Institute "Area di Geodesia e Geomatica" at Sapienza Universita di Roma, Eurimage S.p.A. and the former CyberCity AG participated at the ISPRS-ISRO Cartosat-1 Scientific Assessment Programme (C-SAP), in order to investigate the generation of Digital Surface Models (DSMs) from Cartosat-1 stereo scenes. The paper describes the work carried out during the summer of 2006, on the stereopair belonging to the test field called TS-8, acquired on 8th June 2005 over the city of Rome, Italy. The processing included the sensor orientation, Digital Surface Model (DSM) generation, orthoimage production and 3D features extraction. For the evaluation of the DSM, orthophoto and 3D feature accuracy, a large scale 3D map (1:2′000) was used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2008
PDF: 14 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 2(1) 023523 doi: 10.1117/1.2947577
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 2, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Mattia Giovanni Crespi, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Francesco Barbato, Eurimage S.P.A. (Italy)
Laura De Vendictis, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Fabio Volpe, Eurimage S.P.A. (Italy)
Roberta Onori, Eurimage S.P.A. (Italy)
Daniela Poli, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Xinhua Wang, COWI A/S (Denmark)


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