Image Quality and Principles of Interpretation



Image quality is a major factor governing the amount of information that can be extracted from a remote sensing product. Brightness contrast ratio is the ratio of brightness of any two objects occurring side-by-side. Factors affecting image quality include: ground properties, solar illumination, state of the atmosphere, meteorological conditions, and sensor system factors. Images and photographs are studied individually or collectively by making mosaic, stereo viewing, and generating colour composites. Elements of photointerpretation and geotechnical elements are used as basic parameters for image interpretation, in which the convergence of evidence remains a vital principle.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Formerly Professor, Earth Resources Technology, Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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