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Toward multidisciplinary use of LANDSAT: Interfacing computerized LANDSAT analysis systems with geographic information systemsThe LANDSAT-geographic information system (GIS) interface must summarize the results of the LANDSAT classification over the same cells that serve as geographic referencing units for the GIS, and output these summaries on a cell-by-cell basis in a form that is readable by the input routines of the GIS. The ZONAL interface for cell-oriented systems consists of two primary programs. The PIXCEL program scans the grid of cells and outputs a channel of pixels. Each pixel contains not the reflectance values but the identifier of the cell in which the center of the pixel is located. This file of pixelized cells along with the results of a pixel-by-pixel classification of the scene produced by the LANDSAT analysis system are input to the CELSUM program which then outputs a cell-by-cell summary formatted according to the requirements of the host GIS. Cross-correlation of the LANDSAT layer with the other layers in the data base is accomplished with the analysis and display facilities of the GIS.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Myers, W. L.
(Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Purdue Univ. CORSE-81: The 1981 Conf. on Remote Sensing Educ.
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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