DETERMINING URBAN GROWTH AND CHANGE FROM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH COMPARISONS

AN EXPLORATION WAS MADE OF THE UTILITY OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERPRETATION MEASUREMENTS AND ANALYSIS AS A MEANS FOR DETERMINING URBAN GROWTH AND CHANGES IN PAST PERIODS. AS A WORKING TOOL FOR THIS PURPOSE, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS UNEXCELLED. WHEN PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION IS MADE WITH SECONDARY SOURCE DATA THE ACCURACY OF URBAN LAND USE INTERPRETATION CAN BE AS DETAILED AS REQUIRED AND CAN ACCURATELY PORTRAY CHANGING LOCATIONAL TENDENCIES OF LAND USE OVER TIME. FROM LAND USE MEASUREMENTS THE QUANTITATIVE ASPECTS OF LAND USE CHANGES CAN BE DETERMINED AND COMPARED WITH CHANGES IN OTHER KEY GROWTH INDICES. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS PROVIDE A FIRM BASIS FOR ALLOCATING LAND USE FORECASTS AND FOR CHECKING THEIR ACCURACY THROUGH PERIODIC AERIAL RESURVEYS. THIS INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS OF STUDIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE PUGET SOUND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY ADDS AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION TO THE GROWING NUMBER OF USES MADE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN EXAMINING THE PROBLEMS OF CONTEMPORARY URBAN SOCIETY.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-16
  • Monograph Title: Photogrammetry and aerial surveys
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM