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Ortho mapping workspace for satellite imagery

Available with Advanced license.

ArcGIS Pro can process satellite images from many sensor platforms as long as the image orientation is described by a rational polynomial coefficients (RPC) model. For the list of satellite images that are supported by the ortho mapping workspace, see Satellite sensor raster types.

To create an ortho mapping workspace from satellite images, choose the satellite workspace type and define input and spatial reference properly. Elevation data is required when creating an ortho mapping workspace from satellite imagery. The system provides the default world elevation service, but you may need to provide elevation data of your project area.

Create an ortho mapping workspace from satellite imagery

  1. On the Imagery tab, click New Workspace.
  2. On the Workspace Configuration page, type a name for your workspace.
  3. Use the Workspace Type drop-down arrow to choose Satellite.
  4. Click Next.
  5. On the Image Collection page, choose the Sensor Type for the satellite data you are adding.
  6. For the Image Collection parameter, browse to the folder that contains your satellite imagery.
  7. Click the Spatial Reference icon spatial reference if you want to change the spatial reference.
  8. Optionally, click the Data Loader Options tab to further refine your output satellite workspace.
    1. Use the Browse button to choose a DEM. You can also specify a Z Factor value, and a Z Offset value. Check the box to apply a geoid correction.

      Most elevation data have orthometric heights, so you will need to apply a geoid correction. If the units and base of the elevation are different from the satellite imagery, then you need to set a Z Factor value and a Z Offset value, respectively.

    2. The File Filter shows you which file extensions will be added to the workspace. If you need to add or remove a file extension, you can do so in the text box provided.
    3. The Processing Template determines which type of data you want to process, such as single band, multiple band, or pan sharpened images. The available templates depend on the Sensor Type that was chosen. Use the drop-down arrow to choose the appropriate Processing Template for your workspace.
    4. Check the Estimate Statistics check box to estimate the statistics for your output workspace.

      You need to calculate the statistics if you want to use a contrast stretch to display your imagery.

    5. Edit the Band Combination parameters, if you want to reorder the band combination from the default order.
    6. Choose either of the Pre-processing options to Calculate Statistics or Build Pyramids on your data before your create your workspace.
  9. Click Finish to create the workspace.

When the ortho mapping workspace is created, the image collection will be loaded in the workspace and displayed on the map. You are now ready to perform adjustments and generate ortho products.

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