Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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feathering:  One of the options available for handling cell values in the overlapping portions of the input objects in the Mosaic process.  Two types of Feathering methods are available:  Linear and Nonlinear.  Each type uses a weighted average of corresponding input cells.  The weighted average varies with distance from the image boundaries.  The weighting coefficients for each image are zero at the boundary and increase inward to 1.0 at the feathering distance from the edge (feathering distance is specified by the user).