MULTIDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF SKYLAB PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HIGHWAY ENGINEERING PURPOSES
The author has identified the following significant results. The greatly increased resolution of ground features by Skylab as compared with LANDSAT is considered to be best in the S190B high resolution film, followed by S190A camera stations 4, 5, and 6 respectively. Results of the study of vegetation damage sites using data derived from S190A film were disappointing. The major cause of detection problems is the graininess of the CIR film. Good results were achieved for the hydrology-land use study. Both camera systems gave better agreement with the ground truth than did LANDSAT imagery. Surficial geology and glacial landform areas were clearly visible in single scenes. Several previously unmapped or unknown features were detected, especially in eastern coastal Maine.
- Original contains color imagery. Original photography may be purchased from the EROS Data Center, 10th and Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57198.
Maine Department of TransportationChild House, 16 State House Station
Augusta, ME USA 04333-0016
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEarth Resources Survey Program
Washington, DC USA 20546
- Stoeckeler, E G
- Woodman, R G
- Farrell, R S
- Publication Date: 1975-2-28
- Pagination: 125 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerial photography; Coasts; General surface features of the earth; Highway engineering; Highways; Hydrology; Infrared photography; Land use; Multidisciplinary teams; Scanners; Terrain; Terrain evaluation; Vegetation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Landforms
- Geographic Terms: Maine
- Old TRIS Terms: Erep; Ground image; Ground truth; Multispectral band cameras; Multispectral band scanners; Skylab program; Terrain analysis
- Subject Areas: Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology;
- Accession Number: 00093762
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., NASA-CR-141942
- Contract Numbers: NAS9-13359
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM