GROUND DATA COLLECTION AND USE

DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS, EXTENSIVE STUDIES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED IN THE PHOENIX, ARIZONA AREA TO ASCERTAIN THE DEGREE TO WHICH SEQUENTIAL HIGH-ALTITUDE AIRCRAFT AND SPACECRAFT IMAGERY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OPERATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CROP SURVEYS. DATA COLLECTED ON THE GROUND WITHIN THE TEST SITE CONSTITUTED AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF THE THREE PHASES OF THE SURVEY: (1) FAMILIARIZING WITH THE AREA AND DESIGN OF PRELIMINARY EVALUATION EXPERIMENTS, (2) TRAINING OF INTERPRETERS, AND (3) PROVIDING THE BASIS UPON WHICH IMAGE INTERPRETATION ESTIMATES CAN BE ADJUSTED AND EVALUATED. THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED WHEN GATHERING EXTENSIVE SEQUENTIAL AGRICULTURAL GROUND DATA, REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH DATA IN TERMS OF AMOUNT AND TIMING, METHODS OF COLLECTING, HANDLING AND COMPILING SUCH DATA IN A USEFUL FORM, AND THE USE OF GROUND DATA IN THE SURVEY EVALUATION PROCESS ARE DISCUSSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, No 11, PP 1159-1166, 7 FIG, 4 REF
  • Authors:
    • Benson, A S
    • Draeger, W C
    • Pettinger, L R
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00202950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1972 12:00AM