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Modified VICAR/IBIS GIS: implementation and application
Author(s): Lynne Norikane; Anthony Freeman; Rob Casey
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Paper Abstract

The analysis of multi-format, multi-parameter, and multi-temporal data sets can be very difficult. A system to effectively handle data from different formats and sources is being developed and tested as an extension to the VICAR/IBIS Geographical Information System (GIS) developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In its original implementation, all data is references to a single georeference plane in the VICAR/IBIB GIS. Average or typical values for a parameter defined within a polygonal region are stored in unlabeled columns of a tabular file. We have replaced the tabular file format with an 'info' file format. The info file format allows tracking of data in time, maintenance of links between component data sets and the georeference image, conversion of pixel values to 'actual' values, graph plotting, data manipulation, generation of training vectors for classification algorithms, and comparison between actual measurements and model predictions (with ground truth data as input). We have successfully tested the GIS using multi-temporal, multi-sensor data sets from Flevoland in The Netherlands and Bonanza Creek, in Alaska as part of a research study of applications of the GIS to remote sensing data under NASA's Applied Information System Program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1819, Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences II, (26 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142199
Show Author Affiliations
Lynne Norikane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Anthony Freeman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Rob Casey, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1819:
Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences II
Mark J. Carlotto, Editor(s)

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