INTERPRETATION OF AN URBAN SCENE USING MULTI-CHANNEL RADAR IMAGERY

Four channel, SLAR imagery was studied by a group of individuals having no previous experience with either SLAR imagery or the urban area under scrutiny. This tactic was used because it was desired to define the nature of training needed when introducing people to radar imagery of urban scenes. Several types of urban land use were easily and accurately identified. These included residential areas, linear transportation features, large water features and some commercial districts. It is shown that little formal training is required for obtaining quite high interpretation accuracies from multi-channel radar images of some urban scenes. The rationale for multispectral radar is thus considered to be soundly based. However, a classification scheme for land use of urban areas, which will be applicable to both radar image interpretation and the needs of urban scientists, still needs to be developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier Publishing Company, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Bryan, M L
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00125780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM