EVALUATING RECREATIONAL RESOURCES OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER

AERIAL PHOTOGRAMMETRIC TECHNIQUES WERE DEVELOPED AND TESTED FOR IDENTIFYING AND CLASSIFYING RIVER-BASED RECREATION SITES. A CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED TO DESCRIBE THE NATURE OF THE LAND ITSELF, THE LAND USE, OR THE VEGETATION ON THE LANDSCAPE. THE CONNECTICUT, A LARGE RIVER RUNNING THROUGH FOUR STATES, WAS EXAMINED AND CLASSIFIED USING THE SYSTEM. ANALYSIS OF TWO SETS OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN WITH A TIME LAPSE OF 10 TO 13 YEARS ENABLED DETERMINATION OF PAST USE AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS. A CATALOGUE OF MAPS CLASSIFYING STRIPS OF LAND ADJACENT TO THE RIVER WAS PREPARED TO BE REPRODUCED FOR USE BY INTERESTED PLANNING AGENCIES. STATISTICS ON LAND AREA BY TYPES FOR THE RIVER AS IT NOW IS AND AS IT WAS 10 TO 13 YEARS PREVIOUSLY HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY TOWNS, COUNTIES, AND STATES. THE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS PROVED INVALUABLE FOR ANALYZING THE RECREATIONAL POTENTIAL OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. /PE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 35, No 7, PP 686-692, 6 REF
  • Authors:
    • Macconnell, W P
    • Stoll, P
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

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  • Accession Number: 00202791
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM