Accession Number : ADA324440

Title :   Geostatistical Analysis of High Resolution Multispectral Imagery.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 1, Jan 97-Mar 96,

Corporate Author : READING UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Oliver, Margaret A. ; Webster, Richard

PDF Url : ADA324440

Report Date : 14 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This is the first report of the project to apply geostatistics to high resolution remote imagery. The area chosen for analysis is part of Fort A. P. Hill in north-eastern Virginia. It is on the coastal plain which is heavily dissected in this area giving rise to considerable variation in relief. This report is brief as it has since been decided that the area that we started to analyse will no longer be used. This is for practical reasons. The variograms for this area showed two distinct scales of spatial variation that could be identified in the field. We shall now analyse the data for a much larger single area that we can divide into a working area and a validation one. This will enable us to test the ability of the methodology to predict ground conditions from imagery alone, and to design sampling schemes. At present we have SPOT imagery, but this will be accompanied later in the year by a high resolution imagery recorded for three seasons. The SPOT data for the area is now available and we shall start the variogram and kriging analysis of these shortly. Part of this project has been used to set up some geostatistical computing capability for TEC. Dr Oliver visited TEC for this and the report on this visit is appended to the main report.

Descriptors :   *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, *MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, IMAGE PROCESSING, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, HIGH RESOLUTION, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, FORESTS, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, TERRAIN MODELS, UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE