11 June 2003 Managing and distributing remote sensing images based on metadata and microimage
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Remote sensing images acquired by the sensors at platforms near land surface, airplane and satellite, usually have large volume and miscellaneous data formats. So it is not feasible for the users to browse remote sensing images and evaluate the quality of images and select the suitable images on Internet. Moreover, it is inefficient to read and transfer remote sensing images real-timely in a standard image viewer due to their miscellaneous data formats. In order to clear up the problems, the metadata and microimage are extracted from various remote sensing images, managed by the database management system software, and browsed and evaluated on Internet to decide which images are the real wanted. The process of working includes the 4 steps (1) Create metadata for the remote sensing images. The metadata consist of image data format, longitude and latitude of image range, data and time, spatial resolution, sensor attributes (field of view, bands, performance and precision etc), platform attributes (stand near land surface, airplane or satellite), flight path or orbit attributes of aerial and space observation etc. (2) Create microimage for remote sensing image. Firstly, the remote sensing images are projected to the same coordinate system by the geometric correction, so all images can be matched correctly. Then the microimages are built through 1:10 or 1:5 cubic convolution sampling the corrected images. (3) Build a database to store and manage the metadata and microimages, and create pointers to hyperlink the remote sensing images self. (4) Develop the browse interface, publish the remote sensing image base on Internet, and receive the users' order forms. The wanted images will be sent on CDROM if the orders are accepted. The interface is visualized. Here, a color spectrum is used to express the bands. A clock is for time and landscape is for days in one year. And place is located by moving your mouse on the map. The pixel sizes are shown through levels on a pyramid. By this metadata and microimage approach, the remote sensing images can be browsed, evaluated and ordered on Internet conveniently. It is feasible way to manage the remote sensing images.
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Lihong Su, Lihong Su, Xiaolian Deng, Xiaolian Deng, Jindi Wang, Jindi Wang, Xiaowen Li, Xiaowen Li, } "Managing and distributing remote sensing images based on metadata and microimage", Proc. SPIE 4898, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing, (11 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467316; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.467316

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