ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF GEOGRAPHIC PHENOMENA.
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIV OHIO
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Feasibility of quantitatively measuring and analyzing complex patterns of mapped geographic phenomena by a methodology which manually applied a system of rotated parallel traverses was established. Feasibility of implementing the above measurements and analysis process via the application of electronic scanning devices utilizing flying-spot cathode-ray tubes and associated computer devices was evaluated and recommended. Ovservations of the applied techniques were made and evaluated in electronic laboratories. Methods of graphically and statistically evaluating and communicating the geographic aspects of a pattern as revealed by the data were demonstrated. Potential applications of the above techniques directly to aerial photography and other immagery were recommended, and evaluated in demonstrations in cooperating laboratories. Potential adaptations of the above electronic techniques and electro-optical devices, to the furthering of a system for automatic photo interpretation were suggested, and evaluated in cooperation with other investigators. Author