Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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panchromatic image:  An image collected in the broad visual wavelength range but rendered in black and white.  The term has historically referred to a black and white photograph of a color scene.  Since the SPOT satellite 10-meter images are collected over this broad visual spectral band and are usually rendered in black and white, these images are called panchromatic.