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Coastline mapping service
Development of an EO information system for the provision of coastline products in support to marine charting, and demonstration on the West African Coast from Senegal to Congo(6,000 km of coastline).
|Coastline mapping service|
|DUE (Data User Element)|
|ENVISAT : ASAR
Landsat 7 : ETM
SPOT 5 : HRG
SPOT 5 : HRS
Landsat 4/5 : TM
The objective of the COASTCHART project was first to develop an information system for the provision of coastline restitution products that would support the work of hydrographic organisations in their activities related to the cartographic actualisation of marine charts, and second to demonstrate and qualify the COASTCHART information system by operating the system on the entire West African Coast from Senegal to Congo (6,000 km of coastline).
The following coastal products were requested to be produced and validated during the COASTCHART project:
The Coastline Restitution product contained multi-date geo-referenced vector objects that characterise the coastline. Each coastline object was precisely geo-referenced and characterised by thematic attributes that identify the type of coastlines, following the semantics defined in the S-57 standard available from the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO).
The COASTCHART products aimed at supporting the hydrographic offices in the production of nautical documents. The generation of these marine charts is the responsibility of the hydrographic offices and was therefore beyond the scope of the COASTCHART project.
|UNIVERSITE DE MARNE LA VALLEE (UML) - Thesis by Herve Trebossen<
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