REMOTE IDENTIFICATION OF GEOLOGIC MATERIALS BY MULTISPECTRAL TECHNIQUES: AN EVALUATION OF APPLICABILITY TO HIGHWAY PLANNING IN CALIFORNIA

The remote classification of terrain features and natural materials at a California test site, obtained by multisensor scanner and computer assisted processing techniques is compared to a detailed geologic map that served as ground truth for evaluating classification accuracy. The purpose of the study was to determine if the multispectral method of remotely discriminating natural materials had practical application for highway and environmental planning, and for route selection. At the present stage of development the method does not obviate aerial photography and field studies to obtain the information of engineering significance required for preconstruction planning.

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  • Pagination: 45 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00155433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 632117 Final Rpt., FHWA-CA-TL-2117-76-57
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM