An interpretation key consisting of five physical and cultural characteristics of the environment evident on radar imagery is used to create land-use regions. Regions and borders interpreted from radar are compared with those found on two existing land-use maps created by traditional methods. Radar imagery can be used to create a small-scale (1:2508000 and smaller) land-use map with regions comparable to those found on existing land-use maps. However, the radar regions depict something more than land use and should be termed rural landscape regions. Perhaps the optimum application would involve the use of radar imagery to update existing maps and in combination with established methods to create new maps. Radar imagery is a useful tool for this application and should be further investigated.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Henderson, F M
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00084700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM