Photogrammetric evaluation of space linear array imagery for medium scale topographic mapping

Zoej, Mohammad Javad Valadan (1997) Photogrammetric evaluation of space linear array imagery for medium scale topographic mapping. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis is concerned with the 2D and 3D mathematical modelling of satellite-based linear
array stereo images and the implementation of this modelling in a general adjustment
program for use in sophisticated analytically-based photogrammetric systems. The programs
have also been used to evaluate the geometric potential of linear array images in different
configurations for medium scale topographic mapping. In addition, an analysis of the
information content that can be extracted for topographic mapping purposes has been
The main aspects covered within this thesis are:
- 2D mathematical modelling of space linear array images;
- 3D mathematical modelling of the geometry of cross-track and along-track stereo
linear array images taken from spacebome platforms;
- the algorithms developed for use in the general adjustment program which
implements the 2D and 3D modelling;
- geometric accuracy tests of space linear array images conducted over high-accuracy
test fields in different environments;
- evaluation of the geometric capability and information content of space linear array
images for medium scale topographic mapping;
This thesis concludes that the mathematical modelling of the geometry and the adjustment
program developed during the research has the capability to handle the images acquired
from all available types of space linear array imaging systems. Furthermore it has been developed to handle the image data from the forthcoming very high-resolution space
imaging systems utilizing flexible pointing of their linear array sensors. It also concludes that
cross-track and along-track stereo images such as those acquired by the SPOT and MOMS-
02 linear array sensors have the capability for map compilation in 1:50,000 scales and
smaller, but only in conjunction with a comprehensive field completion survey to supplement
the data acquired from the satellite imagery.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Petrie, Professor G. and Drummond, Dr. J.
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-4777
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2013 10:34
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2013 10:37

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