The article outlines the various ways of conducting land use surveys. A detailed historical account of the development from topographical survey is given and the various stages in the process are outlined and assessed. The three methods currently in use -ground survey, air survey and satellite survey -are carefully analysed. The ways in which recent rapid technological change has already affected the science of land use survey are emphasized, along with the various possibilities currently under investigation; several limitations of the most advanced methods are pointed out, as no single method would appear totally satisfactory in isolation from all other available methods. (Author/TRRL)

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    Butterworths and Company Publishers, Limited

    Borough Green
    Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8PH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Balchin, WGV
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Accession Number: 00451326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM