A Matrix Evaluation of Remote Sensor Capabilities for Military Geographic Information (MGI)
ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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The work is an initial attempt to evaluate 20 selected remote sensor types for their ability to obtain data on specific natural and cultural terrain components 81 selected MGI elements. The evaluations were made at three levels according to the complexity of the MGI element and the level of experience required from the interpreter. The MGI elements were categorized into four major divisions 1 Drainage and Water, 2 Vegetation, 3 Landforms and Surficial Materials, and 4 Cultural and Industrial-Economics. The problems associated with detection of each MGI element, recommended interpretation techniques, and the references pertinent to each evaluation are presented.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography