Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery: A Guidebook discusses methods in producing maps using satellite images. The book is comprised of five chapters; each chapter covers one stage of the process. Chapter 1 tackles the satellite remote sensing imaging and its cartographic significance. Chapter 2 discusses the production processes for extracting information from satellite data. The next chapter covers the methods for combining satellite-derived information with that obtained from conventional sources. Chapter 4 deals with design and semiology for cartographic representation, and Chapter 5 presents examples of applications. The book will be of great use to cartographers who want to utilize satellite imaging in generating a map.

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Preface Introduction Acknowledgments Index of Countries Covered Index of Satellite Images Chapter 1. Satellite Remote Sensing Imaging and Its Cartographic Significance 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Geostationary and Near-Polar Meteorological Satellites 1.3 Land Observation Satellite Systems 1.4 Russian Environmental Satellites and Their Sensors 1.5 Missions Related to the Space Shuttle Launcher 1.6 Synopsis 1.7 Future Satellite Missions and Their Cartographic Significance 1.8 Framework for Future Activities References Chapter 2. Production Processes for Extracting Information from Satellite Data 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Visual Image Interpretation 2.3 Computer-Assisted Image Analysis 2.4 Summary and Conclusions References Chapter 3. Methods for Combining Satellite-Derived Information with That Obtained from Conventional Sources 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Geometric Corrections 3.3 Mosaicking 3.4 Radiometric Processing 3.5 Data Presentation for Map-Background Purposes 3.6 Adding Conventional Information to Satellite Images 3.7 Role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) References Chapter 4. Design and Semiology of Cartographic Representation 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Selection of Information for Satellite Cartography 4.3 Types of Space Maps Products 4.4 Image Map Design 4.5 Image Map Typology References Chapter 5. Examples of Applications General Satellite Cartography 1. Demonstration of Differences in Spatial Resolution on the Same Scene 2. Image Mapping with Merged Landsat/SPOTData, USA 3. The Production of High Quality Satellite Image Maps by Merging and Mosaicking of Multisensor Data 4. The Rheinhessen 1:50 000 Thematic Satellite Imaged Map Land Use/Land Cover Mapping 5. Land Use/Cover Maps of the Argungu Area, Northwest Nigeria, Based on Landsat


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