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Methods To Achieve Accurate Projection of Regional and Global Raster Databases

As science moves toward regional and global analyses with models of climate and human-induced change, methods are needed to project raster data accurately. The approach for this research theme is to use the theoretical and empirical base of knowledge to (1) design a new projection method accounting for raster cell size and latitude effects on accuracy, (2) systematically analyze the error effects and develop error correction procedures, and (3) develop raster resampling algorithms that use the error analysis and correct for inaccuracies. The project will also leverage results from previous USGS and academic research on projecting raster data to establish the necessary knowledge base for the DSS and the error correction procedures.


Publications and Reports
Title Size Citation Year
User's Guide for MapIMG 2: Map Image Re-projection Software Package 299k pdf file Finn, M.P., Trent, J.R., and Buehler, R.A., (2006). Users Guide for MapIMG 2: Map Image Re-projection Software Package. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report Series 2006-1016. 19 p 2006
An Open-Source, Object-Oriented General Cartographic Transformation Program (GCTP) 15k pdf file Williams, M.S., Finn, M.P., and Buehler, R.A., (2006). An Open-Source, Object-Oriented General Cartographic Transformation Program (GCTP). (Abstract) Presented at the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Commission IV Symposium on Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development. 2006, Goa, India 2006
Re-projecting Raster Data of Global Extent 13k pdf file Steinwand, D.R., Finn, M.P., Trent, J.R., Usery, E.L., and Buehler, R.A., (2005). Re-projecting Raster Data of Global Extent. (Abstract) Presented at AutoCarto 2005: A Research Symposium. March 21-23, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2005
User's Guide for the Decision Support System for Map Projections of Small Scale Data, Version 2.0 476k pdf file Finn, M.P., and Woodard, L.N., (2005). User's Guide for the Decision Support System for Map Projections of Small Scale Data, Version 2.0. U.S. Geological Society Open-File Report 2005-1335. 13 p 2005
A Decision Support System for Map Projections of Small Scale Data 881k pdf file Finn, M.P., Usery, E.L, Posch, S.T., and Seong, J.C. (2004). A decision support system for map projections of small scale data. U.S. Geological Society Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5297. 10 p 2004
User's Guide for the MapImage Reprojection Software Package, Version 1.01 732k pdf file Finn, M.P., and Trent, J.R., (2004). User's guide for the MapImage reprojection software package, version 1.01. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1394. 11 p 2004
Accurate Projection of Small-Scale Raster Datasets 653k pdf file Usery, E.L., Seong, J.C., Steinwand, D.R. and Finn, M.P., (2003). Accurate Projection of Small-Scale Raster Datasets. Presented at the 21st International Cartographic Conference. 10-16 Aug 2003, Durban, South Africa 2003
Projecting Global Datasets to Achieve Equal Areas 0.99mb pdf file Usery, E.L., Finn, M.P., Coz, J.D., Beard, T., Ruhl, S., and Bearden, M., (2003). Projecting Global Datasets to Achieve Equal Areas. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 30 (1) 69-79 2003
User's Guide for the MapImage Reprojection Software Package 335k pdf file Finn, M.P., and Posch, S.T., (2003). User's guide for the MapImage Reprojection software package. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-433. 10 p 2003
Projecting Global Raster Databases 7k pdf file Usery, E.L., Finn, M.P., Steinwand, D.R., and Seong, J.C., (2002). Projecting Global Raster Databases. (Abstract) Presented at the Geoinformatics for Global Change Studies and Sustainable Development Conference. June 2002, Nanjing, China 2002
Projecting Global Raster Databases 437k pdf file Usery, E.L., Finn, M.P., Steinwand, D.R., and Seong, J.C., (2002). Projecting Global Raster Databases. (Abstract) Presented at the International Symposium on Geospatial Theory, Processing, and Applications Conference. July 2002, Ottawa, Canada 2002
Peters' Projection (Gall’s Orthographic Projection) 9k pdf file Usery, E.L., (2001). Peters’ Projection, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Bulletin, No. 193, November, 2001. 2001
Methods To Achieve Accurate Projection of Regional and Global Raster Databases 342k pdf file Usery, E.L., Seong, J.C., and Steinwand, D., (2001) Methods To Achieve Accurate Projection of Regional and Global Raster Databases. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-181. 11 p 2001
Methods To Achieve Accurate Projection of Regional and Global Raster Databases 476k pdf file Usery, E.L., Seong, J.C., Steinwand, D., and Finn, M.P., (2001) Methods To Achieve Accurate Projection of Regional and Global Raster Databases. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-383. 12 p 2001
A Comparison of Equal-Area Map Projections for Regional and Global Raster Data 141k pdf file Usery, E.L., and Seong, J.C., (2000) A comparison of equal-area map projections for regional and global raster data 2000

Presentations
Title Size Citation Year
An Open-Source, Object-Oriented General Cartographic Transformation Program (GCTP) 276k ppt file Williams, M.S., Finn, M.P., and Buehler, R.A., (2006). An Open-Source, Object-Oriented General Cartographic Transformation Program (GCTP). (Presentation) Presented at the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Commission IV Symposium on Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development. 2006, Goa, India 2006
Re-projecting Raster Data of Global Extent 2.4mb ppt file Steinwand, D.R., Finn, M.P., Trent, J.R., Usery, E.L., and Buehler, R.A., (2005). Re-projecting Raster Data of Global Extent. (Presentation) Presented at AutoCarto 2005: A Research Symposium. 21-23 March 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2005
Accurate Projection of Small-Scale Raster Datasets 4.3mb ppt file Usery, E.L., Seong, J.C., Steinwand, D.R. and Finn, M.P., (2003). Accurate Projection of Small-Scale Raster Datasets. (Presentation) Presented at the 21st International Cartographic Conference. 10-16 Aug 2003, Durban, South Africa 2003
Projecting Global Raster Databases Corel Presentation Usery, E.L., Finn, M.P., Steinwand, D.R., and Seong, J.C., (2002). Projecting Global Raster Databases. (Presentation) Presented at the Geoinformatics for Global Change Studies and Sustainable Development Conference. June 2002, Nanjing, China 2002
A Comparison of Equal-Area Map Projections for Regional and Global Raster Data 155k ppt file Usery, E.L. and Seong, J.C., (2000) A comparison of equal-area map projections for regional and global raster data 2000
A Comparison of Equal-Area Map Projections for Regional and Global Raster Data 1.25mb ppt file Usery, E.L. and Seong, J.C., (2000) A comparison of equal-area map projections for regional and global raster data 2000




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