Heard Island Radarsat Georeferencing Report, September 2002
Entry ID: Heard_RadarSat_georef

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Summary
Abstract: The aim of the project was to derive a number of control points that could be used to georeference two Radarsat scenes over Heard Island. Control points were derived from aerial photography covering various locations around the island, namely: Cape Gazert, Atlas Cove, Brown Lagoon, Manning Lagoon and Winston Lagoon.
ERDAS Imagine with OrthoBase Pro photogrammatric software was used to ortho-rectify the aerial photography and extract values for the derived control points. ERDAS Imagine OrthoRadar was used to georeference the Radarsat images.
The measurements taken from the aerial photography have been described in an earlier report.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -52.85 S: -53.35  E: 73.85  W: 73.25

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-09-01
Stop Date: 2002-09-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > HEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
RADARSAT-1    [Information]
SATELLITES    [Information]
RADARSAT-2    [Information]


Quality
Using the OrthoRadar software By ERDAS it was possible to orient the two Radarsat scenes using the derived control points. The results of the orientations can be seen in the attached table in appendix 2.
The rectified Radarsat images fit to existing data derived from SPOT. The maximum discrepancy between the data sets appears to be approximately 190m and generally between 60 - 100m. There also seems to be a good correlation with the contours derived from the existing Radarsat imagery.

All coordinates were projected to UTM Zone 43 on WGS84 datum.


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Keywords
Radarsat
Georectified
Georeferenced


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



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Personnel
HENK BROLSMA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3528
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: mapping at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


URSULA HARRIS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3519
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10

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