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High Resolution Optical Satellite Imagery

Product Code: WH009
Series: Whittles Publishing
Author/Editor: Ian Dowman, Karsten Jacobsen, Gottfried Konecny and Rainer Sandau
Publication Date: 11 June 2012
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This is a comprehensive guide to the characteristics and use of high resolution optical images from satellite-borne sensors, concentrating on sensors designed for mapping. It considers in detail satellites launched since 1999 with GSD of less than 1m, but also looks at sensors with a ground sample distance (GSD) of less than 15m, operational since SPOT 1.

The book explains to students, anyone working in map production and scientists working in fields other than mapping, the way in which high resolution imagery is obtained and the issues which surround its collection and use.

It deals progressively with the fundamentals of mapping from imagery, followed by the key features in the design of sensors and methods of data storage and transmission, including data compression. Subsequent chapters cover the sensors, calibration, sensor models and the methods of determining the orientation elements and extracting coordinates from the images. Rigorous orientation, use of rational polynomial coefficients (RPCs) and approximate methods are covered. Results from tests showing the accuracy which can be obtained, generation of digital elevations models, their accuracy and the production of orthoimages are included, as are image processing and data fusion. Finally, future missions and the issues which face further development are discussed.

High Resolution Optical Satellite Imagery is written by a team of acknowledged international experts and is the only comprehensive text on the subject.

Readership: A key text for advanced students, academics, researchers and practitioners in geomatics in general and remote sensing and photogrammetry in particular. It will also be a useful reference for scientists and engineers in other disciplines who use satellite imagery.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781849950466
Publisher: Whittles
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.90 kg



History of optical sensors in space
Principles of high resolution optical sensors
Sensors of greater than 1m up to 16m GSD
Sensors of 1m GSD and less; Calibration, sensor models and rientation
Processing and products
Future developments
Abbreviations and commonly-used terms



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