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Landsat Computer-Compatible Tape Family
Author(s): Fred C. Billingsley
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Paper Abstract

The increasing need for distribution of images between generating centers and the desirability of using the images within digital analysis systems and digital data bases has led to the need for standardized formats which self-document the image structure while minim-izing the overhead and maximizing the format clarity. For Landsat, such a format has been defined. It is currently in use in Canada, and will be initiated in the United States with the advent of Landsat-D in the fall of )982. Although initially defined for Landsat, the family has specifically been designed to accomodate images from any source, of any size, and with any internal logical structure. For example, the (implied) two dimensional matrix of data points may be alphameric records, outline drawings, point data or data tables as well as imagery. The format family is open ended in that future specific formats may be generated by the use of pre-specified organization rules. The required standard superstructure information provides the roadmap through the data. The format will accomodate multiple images per logical volume, multiple tapes per logical volume, and multiple logical volumes on a given tape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967662
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Fred C. Billingsley, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0318:
1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Andre J. Duerinckx, Editor(s)

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