Nuclear waste related satellite mapping in northwest Russia

O. B. Dick*, O. Reistad, S. Hustveit, G. Grepstad, Frits Steenhuisen

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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In the early phase of a project organized by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) dealing with monitoring of radioactive radiation from nuclear waste deposited at the former naval station Andreeva Bay in northwest Russia, a suitable base map at a scale sufficiently large to be used as a georeferencing tool for radiation measurements and also as a background map for presentations, was not available. It was therefore decided to use high resolution satellite imagery for this purpose, and a collaboration with the Geomatics section - IMT at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), was established.A Landsat-7 ETM+ precision corrected scene from the USGS 15 meter resolution data collection was used as a basis for a georeference adjustment of a system corrected QuickBird sub-scene. By establishing an adequate transformations based on Ground Control Points (GCPs), between the adjusted QuickBird sub-scene and a local grid, it was possible to locate the original radioactive radiation measurements with acceptable precision within the UTM Sone 36 N WGS84 geographical reference frame.At a later stage of the project, after the Satellite Image Map preparation, a digital version in raster format of a Russian topographic map sheet at scale 1:50 000 became available. This dataset offered a possibility for the assessment of the combined Landsat-7 ETM+/QuickBird rectification, and in addition an opportunity for an assessment of the influence of the terrain elevation on the geometry of the rectified satellite image.

Originele taal-2English
Titel21st International Congress for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
UitgeverijCopernicus Publications
Aantal pagina's6
StatusPublished - 2008
Evenement21st International Congress for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, ISPRS 2008 - Beijing, China
Duur: 3-jul.-200811-jul.-2008

Publicatie series

NaamInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
UitgeverijCopernicus Publications
ISSN van geprinte versie1682-1750


Conference21st International Congress for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, ISPRS 2008

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