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Cartography And The Analysis Of Remote Sensing Data
Author(s): Robert B. McEwen
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Paper Abstract

Cartography and remote sensing are two disciplines that share several common characteristics. The techniques employed by both are usually supportive to other disciplines such as geology or forestry and are not usually applied in the absence of user prerequisites. Both are subdivided into professional subdisciplines such as photogrammetry, geodesy, and computer image processing. And both share a parallel series of endeavors--categorization, rectification, design, and publication. With the advent of digital cartography, the symbiotic relationship with remote sensing is further enhanced and the capability to perform sophisticated analysis using digital data bases will he extended to the point that instant customized maps, both conventional and video, will be common and widely available. The extensive knowledge of rectification by cartographers can he especially valuable when applied to remote sensing and will be essential to achieve optimum map projections and data overlay.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0301, Design of Digital Image Processing Systems, (23 July 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932597
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Robert B. McEwen, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0301:
Design of Digital Image Processing Systems
James L. Mannos, Editor(s)

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