Interagency Report: Astrogeology 58, television cartography

Open-File Report 73-21



The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the processing of digital television pictures into base maps. In this context, a base map is defined as a pictorial representation of planetary surface morphology accurately reproduced on standard map projections. Topographic contour lines, albedo or geologic overprints may be super imposed on these base maps. The compilation of geodetic map controls, the techniques of mosaic compilation, computer processing and airbrush enhancement, and the compilation of con tour lines are discussed elsewhere by the originators of these techniques. A bibliography of applicable literature is included for readers interested in more detailed discussions.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Interagency Report: Astrogeology 58, television cartography
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 73-21
DOI 10.3133/ofr7321
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description iv, 35 p.
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