An effort to map the urban land-use of Bikaner City by using aerial photo-interpretation techniques is presented. Although the aerial photographs reveal a large amount of information connected with the land- use, only the important and selected ones have been considered. An attempt is also made toward evolving a suitable land-use classification for an Indian urban situation as well as to test the existing land-use classification scheme designed by various urban geographers in India. The approach is basically functional and tries to show how the physical character of land-use classes can be recognized on aerial photographs for the purpose of land-use mapping. The scope of the classification scheme will, of course, differ from one study to another depending on the scales of photography and the nature of settlement. On small-scale aerial photography urban areas can be placed in broad categories whereas on large- scale photography the areas can be classified into small units.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Gautam, N C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00139679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM