Vector and Image Integration for Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

VIRGOS - CP94-944

Keywords: remote sensing, geo-sciences, GIS

Start Date: 1 February 95 / Status: finished / Duration: 24 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The objective of this project is to integrate raster and vector representations of spatial information. The work will build on two existing systems: an image processing system for aerial and satellite images and geographic information system (GIS) data production; and a GIS system with vector management facilities.

The work will investigate the concepts, design the algorithms and implement an experimental version of an integrated system. The integrated system based on the currently available technology will unify the image processing and vector management facilities of the original base systems.

European links: ESPRIT project GEO2DIS (8017).

Progress and Results

The image processing system and the GIS have been integrated successfully. A vectorisation component was implemented by the Academy of Sciences, Belarus, and is being integrated. The system is being validated by the Military Topographic Department in the framework of the Romanian Cadaster project.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

The project has been presented at the EC GIS Workshop that was held in Brussels in July 1995.


6 Rue Dewoitine
BP 14
F-78142 Velizy-Villacoublay, F

EU Partners

Matra Cap Systems, F

Non-EU Partners

Geometria GIS Systems House, HU
Military Topographic Department, RO
Academy of Sciences Belarus, Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, BY


Mr. Bertrand Bouvier
Tel: +33 1 34 63 73 67
Fax: +33 1 34 63 74 44

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VIRGOS - CP94-944, May 1997

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