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Remote sensing acquires and interprets small or large-scale data about the Earth from a distance. Using a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal, and radiometric scales remote sensing is a large and diverse field for which this Handbook will be the key research reference. Illustrated throughout, an essential resource for the analysis of remotely sensed data, The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing provides researchers with a definitive statement of the core concepts and methodologies in the discipline.

Airborne Digital Multispectral Imaging
Airborne digital multispectral imaging
Keywords

airborne, digital, multispectral, fine resolution, platforms, navigation systems, photography, videography, large format, line array, frame array, image processing, mapping.

Introduction

From a practical standpoint, digital image data from airborne multispectral sensors may be the most utilized type of remotely sensed data. The ASPRS 10-Year Industry Forecast (ASPRS 2004a) indicated that aerial imagery represents 66% of total US imagery sales and that this market share is expected to continue. The fine spatial resolution and color and/or color infrared (CIR) viewing attributes make this type of image data amenable to a wide range of applications and readily available at a reasonable cost. Geometric processing techniques are well advanced for generating orthoimages and image mosaics from airborne digital multispectral image data (ADMID). Such ...

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