LAND-USE MAPPING FROM SKYLAB S-190B PHOTOGRAPHY

This article reports on research designed to analyze the suitability of S-190B Photography for land-use mapping. The research has been undertaken in an effort to analyze the reliability of such land-use data. A Level III land-use map of the city of Fairfax, Virginia, interpreted from a Skylab 3 S-190B "natural" color photograph was compared with a land-use map of the same area interpreted from a Wild RC-10 color-infrared photograph taken from a NASA U-2. The latter land-use map was field checked and corrected so that the relative accuracy of the Skylab map could be measured by direct comparison. Using the quotient of the number of points found to be the same, divided by the number of points examined, researchers found the Skylab map to have a relative accuracy of approximately 83 per cent.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Lins Jr, H F
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 301307
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  • Accession Number: 00135047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM