AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS POTENTIAL TO INFLUENCE ROUTE LOCATION IN UNDEVELOPED TERRITORIES

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE USE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION IN MATERIALS INVESTIGATIONS FOR RURAL ROAD PROJECTS IN THE VARIOUS TERRITORIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA IS BRIEFLY REVIEWED. REFERENCE IS THEN MADE TO A TECHNIQUE FOR THE QUICK AND RELIABLE MATERIALS APPRAISAL OF LARGE TRACTS OF COUNTRY FOR ROAD LOCATION PURPOSES: A TECHNIQUE IN WHICH AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION IN DIRECT TERMS OF ENGINEERING SIGNIFICANCE PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE. THE METHOD IS ILLUSTRATED BY DETAILING TWO SPECIFIC PROJECTS FROM THE TERRITORY OF SOUTH WEST AFRICA, IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT THE DISTRIBUTION OF HIGH-QUALITY ROAD BUILDING MATERIALS CAN BE A DEFINITE ROUTE LOCATION CRITERION IN UNDEVELOPED COUNTRIES, AND THAT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID AND DEPENDABLE TECHNIQUE OF TERRAIN EVALUATION, IT IS NOW FEASIBLE TO TAKE THIS CRITERION INTO ACCOUNT. FINALLY, ATTENTION IS FOCUSED ON ONE OR TWO IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION APPLICABLE TO THE MATERIALS PLANNING AND ROUTE LOCATION OF ROADS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Photogrammetria /Neth

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  • Authors:
    • Caiger, J H
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 151-76
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 5/6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM