ARCMAP-IFOV

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10-17-2015 04:56 AM
ChuckTurlington
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Hello,

I am using ArcMap 10.2.1.

I am learning about how aerial imagery is photographed.  I understand there is a "cone" that captures the Instantaneous Field of View.  I have also read that the optics are rotating.  So I have to ask; does the satellite optics scan a triangular swath that rotates to create the cone of instantaneous view?

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DanPatterson_Retired
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Moved to imagery and Remote Sensing

There are remote sensing tutorials on line that will answer these questions.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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Moved to imagery and Remote Sensing

There are remote sensing tutorials on line that will answer these questions.

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NICOLAPEDDIS
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IFOV (Instantaneous Field of View)
A measure of the spatial resolution of a remote sensing imaging system. Defined as the angle subtended by a single detector element on the axis of the optical system. IFOV has the following attributes:

  • Solid angle through which a detector is sensitive to radiation.
  • The IFOV and the distance from the target determines the spatial resolution. A low altitude imaging instrument will have a higher spatial resolution than a higher altitude instrument with the same IFOV.

A esaustive definition and other useful infos here

Principles of Remote Sensing - Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, CRISP

More info here

http://www.utsa.edu/lrsg/Teaching/GEO5053_4093/L2-basics.ppt

here

http://www.uprm.edu/biology/profs/chinea/gis/g06/NRC2_3_2_6.pdf

here

http://www.geo.mtu.edu/rs4hazards/ksdurst/website/lectures/RemoteSensing.pdf

and here

http://gis.humboldt.edu/club/Images/Documents/lecture7.pdf

But if you contine you 'll find another usefull tutorials over the web