A Semi-automated GIS Model for Extracting Geological Structural Information from a Spaceborne Thematic Image

GIScience & Remote SensingGIScience & Remote Sensing, Volume 48, Number 2 / April-June 2011

A. Dadon, A. Peeters, E. Ben-Dor, and A. Karnieli

“This paper presents a semi-automated GIS model for extracting structural information from a spaceborne imaging spectroscopy classification of sedimentary rocks by combining the IS classification with a digital terrain model. The output consists of a database with structural attributes, specifically the dip and strike, of the geological layers. The model was evaluated statistically for its accuracy with promising results, which demonstrate its potential to support field surveys, for geological mapping, for 3D modeling of the subsurface, and for geological spatial analysis.”