ISO 19130-2

Working Group 
Reference Status/Date Name WG

ISO/TS 19130-2:2014

2014-01-14 Geographic information —
Imagery sensor models for geopositioning —
Part 2: SAR, InSAR, lidar and sonar



This Technical Specification supports exploitation of remotely sensed images. It specifies the sensor models and metadata for geopositioning images remotely sensed by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), LIght Detection And Ranging (lidar), and SOund Navigation And Ranging (sonar) sensors. The specification also defines the metadata needed for the aerial triangulation of airborne and spaceborne images.

This Technical Specification specifies the detailed information that shall be provided for a sensor description of SAR, InSAR, lidar and sonar sensors with the associated physical and geometric information necessary to rigorously construct a Physical Sensor Model. For the case where precise geoposition information is needed, this Technical Specification identifies the mathematical formulae for rigorously constructing Physical Sensor Models that relate two-dimensional image space to threedimensional ground space and the calculation of the associated propagated error.

This Technical Specification does not specify either how users derive geoposition data or the format or content of the data the users generate.


Document Normative References:

ISO/TS 19103:2005, Geographic information — Conceptual schema language

ISO 19107:2003, Geographic information — Spatial schema

ISO 19108:2002, Geographic information — Temporal schema

ISO 19111:2007, Geographic information — Spatial referencing by coordinates

ISO 19115‑1:2014, Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals

ISO 19115‑2:2009, Geographic information — Metadata — Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data

ISO 19123:2005, Geographic information — Schema for coverage geometry and functions

ISO/TS 19130:2010, Geographic information — Imagery sensor models for geopositioning

ISO 19157:2013, Geographic information — Data quality


Referenced from active ISO/TC 211 standard:

ISO/TS 19130-3 Geographic information — Imagery sensor models for geopositioning — Part 3: Implementation Schema

ISO/TS 19159-3:2018 Geographic information — Calibration and validation of remote sensing imagery sensors and data — Part 3: SAR/InSAR

ISO 19165-2:2020 Geographic information — Preservation of digital data and metadata — Part 2: Content specifications for Earth observation data and derived digital products


Model References:


User Stories:

China - Enabling Standardized Encoding of Sensor Positioning Information using ISO 19130-3 Standard

Supporting the following Sustainable Development Goals: