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Photogrammetry with surface-based images

January 1, 1969

Stereoscopic pictures returned by surface-based imaging systems can be used to reconstruct the topography of landing sites on Mars and other planets. Large surface relief with respect to distance and the large scale variation inherent in surface-based pictures produce problems in stereoscopic measurement very different from those presented by high altitude photography. Optical-mechanical scanning systems, or facsimile cameras, facilitate accurate reconstruction of landing site topography because of the linearity of system photometric response and the accuracy with which image geometry can be measured.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1969
Title Photogrammetry with surface-based images
DOI 10.1364/AO.8.001315
Authors Raymond M. Batson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Applied Optics
Series Number
Index ID 70224553
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center