Potential of KOMPSAT-1 for mapping purposes

Buyuksalih G., Akcin H., Marangoz A., Jacobsen K.

25th Symposium of the European-Association-of-Remote-Sensing-Laboratories (EARSeL), Oporto, Portugal, 6 - 11 June 2005, pp.647-654 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Oporto
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-654
  • Keywords: space image, orientation, DEM generation
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The South Korean optical satellite KOMPSAT-1 is not well known in spite of its high potential. With a ground sampling distance of 6.6 m for nadir images the resolution is sufficient for the generation of topographic maps up to the scale 1:50 000. Like SPOT and IRS-1C/D the view direction can be changed across the orbit direction leading to stereo models with images taken from neighboured orbits.