imagery interpretation


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imagery interpretation

1. The process of location, recognition, identification, and description of objects, activities, and terrain represented on imagery.
2. The extraction of information from photographs or other recorded images. Also called photographic interpretation.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Comparison of LU/LC in 1976 and 2003 derived from toposheet and satellite imagery interpretation indicates that the built-up area, comprising human habitation developed for nonagricultural uses like building, transport, and communications is largely broadened from 5.91 [km.sup.2] (1976) to 18.34 [km.sup.2] (2003), with a net addition of 12.44 [km.sup.2].
Imagery analysts, whether the photo comes from satellites or planes, tend to base their judgments on what is called the National Imagery Interpretation Ratings Scale (NIIRS).
As more analysts become accustomed to the usefulness of the entire EM spectrum, GEOINT will evolve from imagery interpretation to material analysis, and all data will possess geospatial metadata for quick referencing within a common operating picture.

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