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Photogrammetric application of viking orbital photography

January 1, 1982

Special techniques are described for the photogrammetric compilation of topographic maps and profiles from stereoscopic photographs taken by the two Viking Orbiter spacecraft. These techniques were developed because the extremely narrow field of view of the Viking cameras precludes compilation by conventional photogrammetric methods. The techniques adjust for internal consistency the Supplementary Experiment Data Record (SEDR-the record of spacecraft orientation when photographs were taken) and the computation of geometric orientation parameters of the stereo models. A series of contour maps of Mars is being compiled by these new methods using a wide variety of Viking Orbiter photographs, to provide the planetary research community with topographic information. ?? 1982.

Publication Year 1982
Title Photogrammetric application of viking orbital photography
Authors S.S.C. Wu, A.A. Elassal, R. Jordan, F.J. Schafer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Planetary and Space Science
Index ID 70011831
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse