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Landsat Image Map Production Methods at the U. S. Geological Survey

Journal of Imaging Technology

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Abstract

To maintain consistently high quality in satellite image map production, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed standard procedures for the photographic and digital production of Landsat image mosaics, and for lithographic printing of multispectral imagery. This paper gives a brief review of the photographic, digital, and lithographic procedures currently in use for producing image maps from Landsat data. It is shown that consistency in the printing of image maps is achieved by standardizing the materials and procedures that affect the image detail and color balance of the final product. Densitometric standards are established by printing control targets using the pressplates, inks, pre-press proofs, and paper to be used for printing.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Landsat Image Map Production Methods at the U. S. Geological Survey
Series title:
Journal of Imaging Technology
Volume
13
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Imaging Technology
First page:
93
Last page:
96
Number of Pages:
4