Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 119–129 | Cite as

Evaluation of Cartographic accuracy of IRS-1A LISS II data for upgrading linear details on the existing maps (A case study of Chandigarh area)

  • S. K. Mittal
  • K. C. Bhagra
  • S. C. Gupta


Considering the fest pace of development, up-to-date maps have become imperative in developmental planning. Conventional map updating techniques are expensive and time consuming. The present paper makes an attempt to tackle the problem using GIS techniques. Maps generated from IRS-1A LISS II data and Survey of India (SOI) toposheets were used as input maps in GIS. These maps were overlaid to obtain the positional errors at road junction points. The area statistics of each sector were calculated taking the SOI map as reference data. The results show that the areas calculated from LISS II data and SOI map are well comparable and the deviations are within 10%, whereas the positional accuracy (MSE) of points is within 30 m. The study demonstrates that the IRS-1A LISS II data can be used for updating of maps on scale 1:100,000 and smaller in areas where linear features are identifiable in the IRS LISS II image.


Sector Road Junction Point Grid Cell Size Geographical Information System Technique Indian Remote Sensing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Mittal
    • 1
  • K. C. Bhagra
    • 1
  • S. C. Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS)DehraDun

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