REMOTE SENSING FOR LAND-USE STUDIES

THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH INTERPRETING LAND-USE DATA ARE (1) INCOMPATIBLE AND INCONSISTENT USE OF TERMINOLOGY, AND (2) DEVELOPING USEFUL AND COMPARABLE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS. THE INTERPRETATION AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM PROPOSED AND TESTED HERE HAS TWO BASIC PARTS: LAND-USE INTERPRETATION IN AS GREAT DETAIL AS POSSIBLE; AND DEVISING A CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM USING THE INTERPRETED DATA WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY SUITED TO THE PROBLEM AT HAND. SIXTEEN PHOTO INTERPRETORS PARTICIPATED IN AN EXPERIMENT TO TEST THE VALIDITY AND UTILITY OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM. THEY WERE DIVIDED INTO A CONTROL GROUP WHICH USED ANY INTERPRETATION AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WHICH USED THE PROPOSED SYSTEM DESCRIBED IN THE REPORT. PRELIMINARY SAMPLING ANALYSIS OF THESE INTERPRETATIONS INDICATE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP HAD THE MOST DETAILED INTERPRETATIONS, PRODUCED MORE SPECIFIC LAND-USE DATA WITH LESS AMBIGUITY, HAD FEWER NON-USE CLASSES, AND EMPLOYED MORE COMPATIBLE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS./PE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, No 5, PP 449-453, 2TAB, 1 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Nunnally, N R
    • Witmer, R E
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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  • Accession Number: 00202851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1970 12:00AM