Enhancement facilities of SPOT XS imagery in remote sensing geology: an example from the Sivas Tertiary Basin (central Anatolia/Turkey)

Kavak K. Ş. , Inan S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, vol.23, no.4, pp.701-710, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01431160010020083
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-710


The main goals of this study were to increase the data quality of the SPOT XS imagery for differentiation of several rock units and to expose the structural features of the southern part of the Sivas Tertiary Basin. With these aims, both edge enhancement and histogram equalized stretching filters were applied to SPOT XS imagery of the southern part of the basin. Various geological observations and kinematic fault measurements formed the field-based components of this work. In this study, evaluations of detailed mapping work and kinematic analyses of mesoscobic fault planes were realized together with the study of image processing data.