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An automated mapping satellite system ( Mapsat).

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

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Abstract

The favorable environment of space permits a satellite to orbit the Earth with very high stability as long as no local perturbing forces are involved. Solid-state linear-array sensors have no moving parts and create no perturbing force on the satellite. Digital data from highly stabilized stereo linear arrays are amenable to simplified processing to produce both planimetric imagery and elevation data. A satellite imaging system, called Mapsat, including this concept has been proposed to produce data from which automated mapping in near real time can be accomplished. Image maps as large as 1:50 000 scale with contours as close as a 20-m interval may be produced from Mapsat data. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An automated mapping satellite system ( Mapsat).
Series title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume
48
Issue:
10
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
First page:
1585
Last page:
1591