By J. Denègre

This file, produced among 1984 and 1987 in a bilingual version (English and French), presents a wealth of knowledge on a large choice of cartographic purposes that are being built to make powerful use of latest information that's now being amassed by means of Earth remark satellites. At a time while common source improvement and environmental difficulties must be taken under consideration of their entirety, satellites offer a great technique of comparing, synthesizing and growing geographic info. The creation of latest pictures, comparable to the Landsat Thematic Mapper, the SPOT excessive solution seen Sensor and the adoption meteorological pictures similar to AVHRR sensors on NOAA satellites, that have been prolonged to thematic domain names akin to agriculture and glaciology, have ended in many new advancements in addition to difficulties for the cartographer. those difficulties are quite a few and sundry and recur often reckoning on the pictures and topics being processed e.g. how one can pick out the picture specification of maps and legends and account for category accuracy; the way to introduce the minimal of topographical facts into a picture to be able to offer clients with an enough geographic reference; while utilizing a actual terrain photograph, on which, through definition there aren't any `blanks' and the place no info were eradicated, the best way to conquer conceptual problems e.g. the part by way of facet putting of alternative semiological info; the translation degrees left to reader; reaching a stability among objectivity and clarity. evidently the cartographers function is of major value in fixing those difficulties. with a purpose to illustrate the way this knowledge is gifted, the document presents samples from 33 thematic functions taken from thirteen diverse different types, together with agriculture, city making plans and water assets. each one program is supplied with a descriptive observe either in English and French indicating the target, strategy and effects got. This quantity offers a massive checklist of present advancements in thematic mapping from satellite tv for pc imagery and will be crucial reference for all cartographers.

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This file, produced among 1984 and 1987 in a bilingual version (English and French), offers a wealth of data on a large choice of cartographic purposes that are being constructed to make powerful use of latest facts that's now being accumulated via Earth remark satellites. At a time while common source improvement and environmental difficulties must be taken under consideration of their entirety, satellites offer an outstanding technique of comparing, synthesizing and developing geographic details.

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