Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dennis Helder


This thesis presents a technique to register satellite imagery to a rasterized vector data source. The technique involves generating an edge image of the scene and registering it to the vector data source using a commonly accepted 3 step registration process. The technique was tested on 1 km Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHR), 60 and 30 m Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS), and 30 m Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery. For the AVHRR and 60 m MSS images, registration accuracy of under 1.0 pixel was achieved; registration accuracies of under 1.0 pixel were not achieved with the 30 m MSS and 30 m TM imagery.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Remote-sensing images
Image processing -- Digital techniques




South Dakota State University



Rights Statement

In Copyright