Accession Number:

ADA071723

Title:

Land Cover Classification from LANDSAT Data; Phase III of a Joint OCE/NASA Demonstration.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The Corps of Engineers and NASAs Earth Resources Laboratory conducted a joint demonstration of the production of land cover classification data from LANDSAT data. This report describes Phase III of the demonstration, in which classification maps and data were produced for two Corps of Engineers Districts Wilmington District, an area in the upper Roanoke River basin of Virginia and Jacksonville District, an area along the route of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The report includes the Districts evaluations of the accuracy and applicability of the classifications and cost information for Phase III of the demonstration. The report also includes cost information for the applicatio of interdisciplinary analysis of aerial photography as a means of obtaining land cover and environmental data. LANDSAT data may be cost-effective for identifying and showing the distribution of general types of land cover for large areas, although some land cover types may not be identifiable on a particular LANDSAT scene. Interdisciplinary analysis of aerial photography identifies and explains in a technical report the distribution of land cover. The extra detail of the report and the ability to ensure that specific land cover types are studied may make interdisciplinary analysis of aerial photography cost-effective for limited study areas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE