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Unique cartographic characteristics of ERTS

December 31, 1974

The ERTS television sensing system has unique cartographic advantages over aircraft and satellite film systems. These are longer life combined with greater coverage, transmission of data in near real time, orthogonality, excellent geometric precision for planimetric mapping, suitability for automation (because of the basically continuous image on a mathematically definable map projection), radiometric fidelity, and the extension of sensing capability to near-infrared wavelengths.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1974
Title Unique cartographic characteristics of ERTS
Authors Alden P. Colvocoresses
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Index ID 70156535
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse