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Project ID: 229
Author: Chadwick E. Mayfield
Project Title: Direct Georeferencing Solution For The Airborne Multi-Spectral Imaging System
Semester: Spring 2003
Committe Chair: Dr. Carl W. Steidley
Committee Member 1: Dr. Stacey Lyle
Committee Member 2: Dr. Long-zhuang Li
Project Description: The Airborne Multi-Spectral Imaging System is a digital imaging solution for airborne surveying and mapping. The objectives of this research are to use a digital video (DV) camera to capture audio video interleaved (AVI) movie files recorded by the AMIS system. These files are combined with a logged Global Positioning Systems (GPS) coordinates coupled to the camera exposure station. Utilizing photogrammetry it is possible to orientate a DV image spatially with the GPS exposures station information. The research discussed in this paper involves the design and implementation of a software product. The software allows a user to extract images from the AVI by searching through the GPS file positions. The software produces a World File that the ESRI ArcGIS software uses to automatically georeference the extracted images. This solution will be an aid in the process of airborne surveying and mapping by creating a digital system to capture and spatially orient images with reduced human interaction.
Project URL:   229.pdf