Accession Number:

AD0734158

Title:

Monitoring the Evolving Land Use Patterns on the Los Angeles Metropolitan Fringe Using Remote Sensing.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

Rapid, inexpensive methods of monitoring land use change can greatly facilitate the planning of urban fringe development by use of synoptic remotely sensed imagery and urban growth theory. The urbanization of Walnut Valley, California from 1953-71 prompted land use change from intensive von Thunen market-oriented patterns to extensive, disinvested, production-factor-minimized patterns. Aerial photography used synoptically recorded six periods of land use change that bracketed dates before and after the freeway was announced and built. Interpretations of these changes help to deal with rural-urban transition problems before they arise.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE