USE OF REMOTE SENSORS IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING IN KANSAS

MANY PAPERS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN CONCERNING THE DOMESTIC USE OF VARIOUS TYPES OF REMOTE SENSORS; HOWEVER, FEW DESCRIBE SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE SENSORS TO HIGHWAY ENGINEERING PROBLEMS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER IS TO DESCRIBE THE REMOTE-SENSING PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION OF KANSAS IN COOPERATION WITH THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AND TO PRESENT THE RESULTS OF VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF THE DATA COLLECTED. DESCRIPTIONS ARE GIVEN OF METHODS OF COLLECTION AND TYPES OF DATA, INCLUDING FREQUENCY AND TYPE OF GROUND OBSERVATION DATA. DATA COLLECTED ON MAGNETIC TAPE, TO BE REDUCED AND ANALYZED BY COMPUTER, ARE DESCRIBED; HOWEVER, NO FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED. RESULTS OF VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF DATA INDICATE THAT THE COMBINED USE OF COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND INFRARED IMAGERY (8- TO 14-MU-M, NIGHTTIME, HIGH-ALTITUDE) RENDERS THE MOST DISTINCTIVE EVIDENCE FOR DETECTION, EVALUATION, AND MAPPING OF ENGINEERING SOIL GROUPS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 50-57
  • Monograph Title: Remote sensing for highway engineering
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902093X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM