ENGINEERING SOIL MAPPING FROM MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY USING AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATION TECHNIQUES

MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY COLLECTED OVER SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA BY WILLOW RUN LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, WAS ANALYZED AT THE LABORATORY FOR APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING USING ITS CURRENT CAPABILITIES FOR AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATION. THE PROJECT INVOLVED THE EVALUATION OF IMAGERY IN 13 DISCRETE BANDS OF THE SPECTRUM AS A SOURCE OF DATA ON ENGINEERING SOILS. DETAILED COMPUTER CLASSIFICATIONS OF TWO 4-MILE SEGMENTS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA FLIGHT LINE, EACH CONTAINING PREDOMINANTLY 1 PARENT SOIL MATERIAL, WERE OBTAINED. CLASSIFICATION ACCURACY AS MEASURED BY TRAINING FIELD AND TEST FIELD PERFORMANCE WAS MORE THAN 90 PERCENT. THESE 2 SEGMENTS WERE USED AS A BASIS TO OBTAIN A COMPUTER- IMPLEMENTED MAP FOR 12 MILES OF THE FLIGHT LINE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 58-65
  • Monograph Title: Remote sensing for highway engineering
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902093X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM