HIGHWAY ROUTE LOCATION UTILIZING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Analysis of remotely sensed data from northeastern Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, provided evaluations of several route corridors for the Indiana Highway Commission currently planning a dual-lane by-pass around the city. Computer-assisted classification of LANDSAT imagery (June 8, 1973) was supplemented by the county engineering soils and agricultural soils maps, plus 9" x 9" aerial photography used as ground-based data. Classification of the LANDSAT imagery did contribute positively to the selection of corridors. The growth pattern of the city in the past few years became readily apparent through the processing of the data. Poorly drained areas containing a significant amount of organic soil were detected which were not indicated on the available surface-materials maps. In addition, the poorly drained soil areas were designated as one spectral class in the computer-assisted process which suggests that these widely spaced deposits posses some common properties. The overall analysis allowed for delineation of corridors beyond troublesome areas at an early stage in the planning process.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This work was supported by NASA and was presented at the Indiana Academy of Science 1975 Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana State Highway Commission JHRP

    Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907
  • Authors:
    • Jordan, S G
    • West, T R
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LARS Note 122475
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM