The potential applications of the RBV and MSS images in cartographic mapping is limited by resolution rather than by geometric fidelity. A bulk RBV image from ERTS-1 should have sufficient geometric fidelity to meet the National Map Accuracy Standards for mapping at 1:500,000 scale. With four or more control points for distortion correction, a bulk MSS frame could also be processed to meet the NMAS requirement of 1:500,000-scale mapping. In digital processing, a relative positioning accuracy of plus minus 55m should be attainable for both RBV and MSS images. High-order polynomials were found to be very effective in modeling the total geometric distortions in both the RBV and MSS systems.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • WONG, K W
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00097213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM