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Topographic mapping experiment with Chinese airborne SARMapper
Author(s): Jixian Zhang; Zheng Zhao; Guoman Huang
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Paper Abstract

Aiming for steep terrain relief and complex geomorphic types, the practical airborne SAR mapping system (SARMapper) of China developed by a group led by CASM was constructed. SARMapper consists of hardware and software mapping system. In this paper, some new methods and mapping technical flow were proposed aiming for difficult terrain area in the process of developing mapping software system. Several key technologies and solutions were studies, such as DEM extraction through refined interferometry, stereogrammetry, and DEM fusion, Digital Orthophoto Map (DOM) generation with single/multi-polarization SAR images acquired from multi-direction, Digital Line Graphic map (DLG) generation under stereo-environment. Then SAR mapping workstation is used to map in such a large area. And then the comprehensive experiment in Qinling Mountain Area was carried on including interferometric parameters calibration, different resolution of airborne SAR data acquisition and mapping production generation. Experimental results have proved that these productions could satisfy the mapping accuracy of 1:10000 and 1:50000.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI, 815322 (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.899126
Show Author Affiliations
Jixian Zhang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping (China)
Zheng Zhao, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping (China)
Guoman Huang, Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8153:
Earth Observing Systems XVI
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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