Glossary for Geospatial Science

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stereo elevation:  An elevation surface derived from stereo pairs of remote sensing imagery.  For example the SPOT satellite can collect an “off nadir” image and then in a subsequent fly-over collect its counterpart to make a stereo pair.  The stereo elevation process takes the 3D effect of that stereo pair to derive an accurate raster object of elevation values.