A TERRAIN EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR ENGINEERING

A TERRAIN CLASSIFICATION SCHEME SUITABLE FOR ENGINEERING PURPOSES SHOULD BE ONE THAT ENGINEERS CAN APPLY AND INTERPRET. NO SPECIAL SKILLS SHOULD BE REQUIRED FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION. THE SCHEME SHOULD ALSO BE COMPATIBLE WITH A DATA COLLATION, STORAGE, AND RETRIEVAL MEDIUM, SO THAT INFORMATION MAY BE STORED FOR FUTURE USE. THE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS EVOLVED FOR SUCH A SCHEME OF TERRAIN CLASSIFICATION ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL. A SCHEME OPERATING AT FOUR LEVELS OF GENERALIZATION, KNOWN AS PROVINCE, TERRAIN PATTERN, TERRAIN UNIT, AND TERRAIN COMPONENT, IS SUGGESTED. THE TERRAIN COVERED BY EACH LEVEL OF GENERALIZATION IS DEFINED AND A NUMERICAL SYSTEM OF LABELLING FOR EACH LEVEL OF GENERALIZATION IS PROPOSED AND EXPLAINED. THE METHODOLOGY OF OPERATING THE SUGGESTED TERRAIN CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM IS DISCUSSED AND THE ROLE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS IS EXAMINED. THE CLASSIFICATION IS BASED FIRST ON AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION, BUT THE CLASSIFICATION SO OBTAINED IS NOT REGARDED AS VALID UNTIL IT HAS BEEN CHECKED IN THE FIELD. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TERRAIN CLASSIFICATION SCHEME AND ITS ENGINEERING INTERPRETATION ARE CONSIDERED. /RRL/A/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tech Paper NO 2, PP 27, 2 FIG, 9 TAB, 4 PHOT, 13 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Org

    314 Albert Street
    East Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Grant, K
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  • Accession Number: 00229310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM