Geometric integration of aerial and high-resolution satellite imagery and application in Shoreline Mapping

Rongxing Li, Sagar Deshpande, Xutong Niu, Feng Zhou, Kaichang Di, Bo Wu

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This paper investigates the geopositioning accuracy achievable from integrating IKONOS and QuickBird satellite stereo image pairs with aerial images acquired over a region at Tampa Bay, Florida. The results showed that the accuracy is related to a few factors of imaging geometry. For example, the geopositioning accuracy of a stereo pair of IKONOS or QuickBird images can be improved by integrating a set of aerial images, even just a single aerial image or a stereo pair of aerial images. Shorelines derived from the IKONOS and QuickBird stereo images, particularly the vertical positions, are compared with the corresponding observations of water-penetrating LiDAR and water gauge stations and proved that differences are within the limit of the geopositioning uncertainty of the satellite images.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalMarine Geodesy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerial images
  • Geometric integration
  • Geopositioning accuracy
  • High-resolution satellite images
  • Shoreline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography

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