Analysis of Environmental Terrain Data.
Final technical rept. Aug 82-Dec 83,
BATTELLE-INSTITUT E V FRANKFURT AM MAIN (GERMANY F R)
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This report describes the procedure of mapping cropvegetation data for two selected flight line areas Darmstadt, Fulda in the Federal Republic of Germany. Mapping was based on the analysis of aerial photographs taken from 300 ft. and 600 ft. flight heights and on ground truth data sampling. In addition, interviews were conducted both with farmers in the areas of interest and with agricultural researchers. Meteorological data were collected on a statistical basis to evaluate the land-use and surface conditions existing during the September 1982 terrain data sampling by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The results of this study should be used as an input for generalization of crop types and conditions for Central European land-use characteristics. Large-scale imagery e.g. satellite photographs, various thematic maps and well-defined regionalization of GermanyCentral Europe will generate the desired results for a limited number of defined land-use terrain factors. A supplementary classification of major geographic regions in Germany, even down to the district level, can be made on the basis of agricultural crop distribution and land use, which are taken from thematic maps and statistical sources. Thus, it will be possible to identify the likely distribution of land-use and the extent of continuous crop coverage for high cross-country mobility areas within specific regions.
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
- Cartography and Aerial Photography