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A map is a drawn document. It is an abstract representation of reality, on a reduced scale, with its own conventions of colours and symbols to make interpretation easier.
The high resolution of SPOT images has led to the development of new map products, known as spatellite image maps. A satellite image map is a map which uses an underlay of one or more satellite images corrected for imperfections due to the viewing mode. Complementary information from conventional maps or other sources is then added.
In its final form, a satellite image map also includes :
|Extract of the satellite
image map, Toulon toposheet, made from SPOT images taken on 14 July and 18 August
1993 with enhancements from the IGN's Carto® cartographic data base. Intial scale before
reduction = 1 : 50 000.
Under the registered trademarks "SPOTView® BD Carto®", the Institut Géographique National (IGN) and Spot Image produce satellite image maps which are available in analogue (film, paper) and digital forms (computer files).
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Satellite image maps are made for professionals who can interpret the colours and sometimes strange features of satellite images. They are used for the following applications :
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