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mapIMG 3 - Map Image Re-Projection Software Package
Entry ID: USGS_MapIMG
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Summary
Abstract: Scientists routinely accomplish small-scale geospatial modeling in the raster domain, using high-resolution datasets for large parts of continents and low-resolution to high-resolution datasets for the entire globe. Direct implementation of point-to-point transformation with appropriate functions yields the variety of projections available in commercial software packages, but implementation with data other than points requires specific adaptation of the transformation equations or prior preparation of the data to allow the transformation to succeed. It seems that some of these packages use the General Cartographic Transformation Package (GCTP; Elassal, 1987) or similar point transformations without adaptation to the specific characteristics of raster data (Usery and others, 2003a).

Usery and others (2003b) compiled and tabulated the accuracy of categorical areas in projected raster datasets of global extent. Based on the shortcomings identified in these studies, geographers and applications programmers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) expanded and evolved a USGS software package, mapIMG, for raster map projection transformation (Finn and Trent, 2004). Daniel R. Steinwand of the USGS’ Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, originally developed mapIMG, basing it on GCTP (Usery and others, 2001). Through previous and continuing efforts at the USGS, this program has been transformed from an application based on command line input into a software package based on a graphical user interface for Windows, Linux, and other Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX) machines.

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Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: mapIMG 3 software (Windows).

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Description: mapIMG 3 software (Linux).

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Description: mapIMG 3 software (Solaris).

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Description: mapIMG 3 user guide.
Service Citation
Originators: Michael P. Finn and David M. Mattli
Title: mapIMG 3 - Map Image Re-Projection Software Package
Release_Date: 2012
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://cegis.usgs.gov/projection/acc_proj_data.html
ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
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Service Provider


Service Provider Personnel
Name: E. LYNN USERY
Email: usery at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
1400 Independence Road
City: Rolla
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 65401
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
MAPIMG PROGRAM TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: mapimg at usgs.gov

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2012-08-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-08-03
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