LAND-USE/LAND-COVER MAPPING FROM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS.

Robert D. Baker, Joseph E Desteiguer, Douglas E. Grant, Michael J. Newton

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Abstract

Land-use maps provide an information source for sound land resource management decisions. If aerial photographs are to provide data for land-use/land-cover mapping, they must be suited for the job, must be interpreted in a professional manner, and the map product must be usable. A routine set of techniques should be developed. The key for a successful project is trained and trainable photo interpreters, organized procedures, written category descriptions, and an accuracy determination. Several illustrations of category definitions and pictorial elements for category recognition are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-668
Number of pages8
JournalPhotogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume45
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1979
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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