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Digital workstation for Venus topographic mapping
Author(s): Paul L. Poehler; Nils N. Haag; Jerry A. Maupin; Annie E. Howington-Kraus; Sherman S. C. Wu
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Paper Abstract

A digital workstation was developed and is currently at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Flagstaff, Arizona to be used for Venus topographic mapping. The system is based on a mapping and geocoding image correlation (GIS MAGIC) system developed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for the creation of precisely geocoded imagery data bases for both optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. A multitude of data from various sources has been processed, including conventional aerial photographs, airborne and orbital SAR, and Spot. This paper covers the GIS MAGIC development history, hardware/software features and capabilities. Also covered are the types of modifications required to accommodate Venus radar data and results which can be achieved using the GIS MAGIC System.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1943, State-of-the-Art Mapping, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157168
Show Author Affiliations
Paul L. Poehler, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Nils N. Haag, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Jerry A. Maupin, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Annie E. Howington-Kraus, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Sherman S. C. Wu, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1943:
State-of-the-Art Mapping
Bill P. Clark; Andy Douglas; Bryan L. Foley; Brian Huberty; LeLand D. Whitmill, Editor(s)

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