Landsat Geometric Registration Distortion Pixel Levels Example

Graphic displaying pixel levels of geometric distortion in a sample Landsat scene

Detailed Description

This image displays distortions (in varying pixel levels) in a sample Landsat scene. The color-coded graphics observed in the figure shows the higher order distortions present in the image even when it is corrected for the large geodetic offsets within the scene. This is an example of a scene that has bad telemetry data, resulting in not only large geodetic offset, but also an inconsistency in the internal geometry of the scene that cannot be corrected using a simple polynomial or affine transformation.

Visit the Landsat Levels of Processing for more details about working with Landsat scenes of varying processing corrections. 


Image Dimensions: 531 x 478

Location Taken: US