The viewing and sharing of remote sensing optical imagery through theWorld Wide Web is an efficient means for providing information to the general public and decision makers. Since clouds and hazes inevitably limit the contrast and deteriorate visual effects, only cloudless scenes are usually included and presented in existing web mapping services. This work proposes a level-of-detail (LOD) based enhancement approach to present satellite imagery with an adaptively enhanced contrast determined by its viewing LOD. Compared to existing web mapping services, this new approach provides a better visual effect as well as spectral details of satellite imagery for cases partially covered with clouds or cirrocumulus clouds. The full archive of global satellite imagery, either the existing one or the one collected in the future, can be utilized and shared through theWeb with the processing proposed in this new approach.
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