PHOTOMORPHIC MAPPING FOR LAND-USE PLANNING

A comparison of different land types based on their physical and environmental characteristics is seen as a useful, if not vital, element of land-use planning decisions. The use of the photomorphic mapping technique is described, in order to delineate and compare the different land types in Boulder County, Colorado, according to their constraints and values for agricultural and urban uses. Using high-altitude color infra-red aerial photography of Boulder County at a scale of 1:100,000, photomorphic areas were delineated according to similarities in pattern, tone, and texture on the photographs. The boundaries of the areas were checked and adjusted using information from thematic maps and sampling data. Constraints on specific land uses in the County could then be described on a regional basis, using the photomorphic areas as a framework.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Nichol, J E
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Accession Number: 00128484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM