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2 1. INTRODUCTION
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4 A. Neo-Geography Toolkit
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6 The Neo-Geography Toolkit (NGT) is a collection of tools for automated
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7 processing of geospatial data, including images and maps. It is capable
8 of processing raw raster data from remote sensing instruments and
9 transforming it into useful cartographic products, such as visible image
10 base maps, topographic models, etc. Additionally, components of the NGT
11 can perform data processing on extremely large geospatial data sets (up
12 to several tens of terabytes) via parallel processing pipelines.
13 Finally, it can also transform raw metadata (i.e. SPICE kernels and PDS
14 image labels), vector data (e.g., 2D/3D shape files), and geo-tagged
15 data sets into standard NeoGeography data formats, such as KML. NGT is
16 an evolving collection of loosely connected open-source modules designed
17 by the NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group. Modules of the NGT will be
18 released one at a time, as they reach maturity. To date, we have
19 completed only one module: the NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline, but more will
20 soon follow. Check this website for the latest updates.
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22 B. Stereo Pipeline
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24 The NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline (ASP) is a suite of automated geodesy &
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25 stereogrammetry tools designed for processing planetary imagery captured
26 from orbiting and landed robotic explorers on other planets. It was
27 designed to process stereo imagery captured by NASA spacecraft and
28 produce cartographic products including digital elevation models (DEMs),
29 ortho-projected imagery, and 3D models. These data products are suitable
30 for science analysis, mission planning, and public outreach.
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32 This version of the Stereo Pipeline is designed as an add-on to an
33 existing installation of the USGS Integrated Software for Imagers and
34 Spectrometers (ISIS). ISIS is widely used in the planetary science
35 community for processing raw spacecraft imagery into high level data
36 products of scientific interest such as map projected and mosaicked
37 imagery.
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39 This version of the Stereo Pipeline is tested against ISIS version
40 3.1.21. The Stereo Pipeline binary distribution requires this version.
41 The source distribution recommends this version, but may work with other
42 versions.
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45 2. LICENSE (see COPYING for the full text)
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47 A. Copyright and License Summary
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49 Copyright (C) 2006-2009 United States Government as represented by the
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50 Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
51 (NASA). All Rights Reserved.
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53 This software is distributed under the NASA Open Source Agreement
54 (NOSA), version 1.3. The NOSA has been approved by the Open Source
55 Initiative. See the file "COPYING" at the top of the distribution
56 directory tree for the complete NOSA document.
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58 THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY
59 KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
60 LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE WILL CONFORM TO
61 SPECIFICATIONS, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR
62 A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR FREEDOM FROM INFRINGEMENT, ANY WARRANTY THAT
63 THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE WILL BE ERROR FREE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT
64 DOCUMENTATION, IF PROVIDED, WILL CONFORM TO THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE.
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66 B. Third-Party Libraries
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68 This distribution may include some bundled third-party software as a
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69 convenience to the user. This software, located in the "thirdparty/"
70 directory, is not covered by the above-mentioned distribution
71 agreement or copyright. See the included documentation for detailed
72 copyright and license information for any third-party software. In
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73 addition, various pieces of the NGT depend on additional
74 third-party libraries that the user is expected to have installed.
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77 3. DOCUMENTATION
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79 The primary source of documentation is the Stereo Pipeline Book. The
80 binary distribution contains the book, named "asp_book.pdf", and the
81 source distribution contains the LaTeX source of the book in the
82 docs/book subdirectory.
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84 The book includes a gentle introduction to using the Stereo Pipeline, as
85 well as documentation for each of its major processes. A copy of this
86 document in PDF format is also available from wherever you obtained this
87 package.
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90 4. CONTACTS & CREDITS
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92 A. Mailing List
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94 All bugs, feature requests, and general discussion should be sent to
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95 the NGT user mailing list:
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97 stereo-pipeline@lists.nasa.gov
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99 To subscribe to this list, send an empty email message with the subject
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100 'subscribe' (without the quotes) to
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102 stereo-pipeline@lists.nasa.gov
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104 To contact the lead developers and project manager directly, send mail
105 to:
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107 stereo-pipeline@lists.nasa.gov
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109 Please do NOT use this second list for technical inquiries, which
110 should all be sent to the main stereo-pipeline list above.
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112 B. Credits
113
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114 The NGT was developed within the Autonomous Systems and
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115 Robotics area of the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA's Ames
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116 Research Center. It leverages the Intelligent Robotics Group's (IRG)
117 extensive experience developing surface reconstruction and tools for
118 planetary exploration---e.g. the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration
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119 Rover missions---and rover autonomy. It has also been developed in
120 collaboration with the Adaptive Control and Evolvable Systems (ACES)
121 group, and draws on their experience developing computer vision
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122 techniques for autonomous vehicle control systems.
123
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124 See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of developers.
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