ORBITAL PHOTOS APPLIED TO THE ENVIRONMENT

ANALYSIS OF PHOTOGRAPHY TAKEN FROM TEST ROCKETS AND GEMINI AND APOLLO MANNED SPACECRAFT ARE USEFUL FOR DEMONSTRATING THE ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF USING SMALL-SCALE OR LOW-RESOLUTION IMAGES FOR STUDYING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. AS CITIES EVOLVE INTO MEGALOPOLIS, IT IS NECESSARY TO RECOGNIZE THE CORRESPONDINGLY WIDER SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA NEEDS AND APPLY TECHNIQUES WITH AN INHERENT CAPABILITY FOR REGIONAL SYNTHESIS. AS A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA, ORBITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDES DATA CONTRIBUTING TO STUDIES OF AIR QUALITY, WATER AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. ORBITAL PHOTOGRAPHS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDYING REGIONAL LAND USE PATTERNS AND ROAD NETWORKS IN AND AROUND URBANIZED AREAS. MAJOR TRANSPORTATION LINES, E.G., RAILROADS, HIGHWAYS, AND AIRFIELDS CAN BE IDENTIFIED FROM ROCKET AND APOLLO IMAGES WHICH CONTAIN SUFFICIENT SPATIAL DETAIL FOR EFFECTIVE, IF GENERAL, URBAN ANALYSIS. FOR ASSESSING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TRANSPORTATION LINES AND URBAN GROWTH, ORBITAL IMAGES, AT A MINIMUM, PROVIDE TIMELY BASE MAPS FROM WHICH URBAN PLANNING DECISIONS CAN READILY BE MADE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, No 8, PP 852-864
  • Authors:
    • Wobber, F J
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

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  • Accession Number: 00202867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1971 12:00AM