The importance of the fusion of image data coming from different types of Earth Observation (EO) sensors is growing rapidly to get out the maximum of information from the data. It is therefore necessary to know in which way the data are processed and which auxiliary information were used generating an image product. Using the right level for describing/naming the images leads exactly to this knowledge. Up to now, especially the electro-optical and the SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radars) community use different definitions for image levels.
The Joint CEN/CLC/JTC 5 - Space, publishes a new standard EN 17030:2018: Space - Earth observation - Image processing levels.
This European Standard specifies the definition of the different processing steps (levels) of images coming from Earth observation systems observing the surface of the Earth regarding the different sensor sources of the origin data.
The technical secretariat of CEN/CLC/JTC 5 is held by DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
For more information contact: Jean-Bruno MARCIACQ