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An analysis of Landsat-4 Thematic Mapper geometric propertiesLandsat-4 Thematic Mapper data of Washington, DC, Harrisburg, PA, and Salton Sea, CA were analyzed to determine geometric integrity and conformity of the data to known earth surface geometry. Several tests were performed. Intraband correlation and interband registration were investigated. No problems were observed in the intraband analysis, and aside from indications of slight misregistration between bands of the primary versus bands of the secondary focal planes, interband registration was well within the specified tolerances. A substantial number of ground control points were found and used to check the images' conformity to the Space Oblique Mercator (SOM) projection of their respective areas. The means of the residual offsets, which included nonprocessing related measurement errors, were close to the one pixel level in the two scenes examined. The Harrisburg scene residual mean was 28.38 m (0.95 pixels) with a standard deviation of 19.82 m (0.66 pixels), while the mean and standard deviation for the Salton Sea scene were 40.46 (1.35 pixels) and 30.57 m (1.02 pixels), respectively. Overall, the data were judged to be a high geometric quality with errors close to those targeted by the TM sensor design specifications.
Document ID
19840050749
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Walker, R. E.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Zobrist, A. L.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bryant, N. A.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gohkman, B.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Friedman, S. Z.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Logan, T. L.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume: GE-22
ISSN: 0196-2892
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Distribution Limits
Public
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