ERTS COLOR IMAGE MAPS

The U.S. Geological Survey has prepared several experimental color-image maps from Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS-1) images. Examples are the gridded image of Upper Cheseapeake Bay and the mosaic of New Jersey. Both were printed at a scale of 1:500,000 with a full UTM grid and placed on public sale in February 1974. A color mosaic of Florida is being prepared from 16 separate scenes. It also will be printed at 1:500,000 scale. The publication of maps from satellite images has required the development of innovative procedures combining computational photogrammetry, image geometric control, photomechanical mosaicking, and color lithography. These color-image maps are the first to meet cartographic standards and to be lithographed for public sale at a nominal charge. The detailed procedures and equipment are described, along with some of the results. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22046
  • Authors:
    • McEwen, R B
    • Schoonmaker Jr, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00095973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM