Selecting the spatial resolution of ariborne MSS imagery


Atkinson, P.M. (1997) Selecting the spatial resolution of ariborne MSS imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18, (9), 1903-1917. (doi:10.1080/014311697217945).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/014311697217945

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The spatial resolution determines the number of data and amount of information in a remotely sensed image of a given scene. The 'optimal` spatial resolution may be defined as that which maximizes the information per pixel, and this maximum is realized when the semivariance at a lag of one pixel (the average squared difference between neighbouring pixels) is maximized. For mapping, a spatial resolution should be chosen that is much finer than the 'optimal` spatial resolution as defined above. Airborne MSS images in both red and near-infrared wavelengths for three different dates and two sites were investigated to determine a spatial resolution suitable for mapping spatial variation in agricultural fields in the U.K. The spatial resolution most appropriate for mapping the spatial variation in the images was between 0.5 m and 3 m.

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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 17347
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:07
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/17347

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