The use of Remote Sensing Devices for Acquiring Data for Environmental Management Purposes. Report 2. Application of Photographic Remote Sensors to an Environmental Management Problem.
Technical rept. Feb 74-Jan 75,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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This report demonstrates the application of a procedure developed for the systematic application of photographic remote sensor systems to specific environmental data acquisition problems. Of particular importance to this procedure is a quantitative approach to predicting a proper mission profile i.e. film-filter combinations, scale, etc. as a function of properties of the features of interest and the surrounding environment. The application of the procedure to an environmental management problem at a military facility within CONUS, Fort Carson, Colorado, is discussed. The primary emphasis of the work is on the acquisition of data relevant to measurement of the effects of maneuvering vehicles on the environment in two training areas 80 km2 on the post. The parameter selected for measurement is the length of vehicle paths per unit area, referred to as vehicular usage. An obvious application of the map is to support scheduling of training in areas of lowest vehicular usage and to identify areas subject to severe environmental damage.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Civil Engineering