Accession Number : AD0694579

Title :   METHODS FOR COMPILING LARGE-SCALE SOILS MAPS USING AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Liverovskii,Yu. A.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : The manuals now used by soil scientists in the Soviet Union during their work in soils mapping are much outdated. In particular, existing manuals give very little attention to the use of aerial photographs in soils mapping and many of the most authoritative manuals fail to mention aerial photographs at all. The natural result of this backwardness is that soil mapping methods in the Soviet Union are essentially the same as they were several decades ago, despite all the advances which have made it possible to improve the corresponding techniques. The manual which is presented here attempts to present to the soil scientist all the necessary background information which he requires in becoming thoroughly familiar with the use of aerial photography in soils mapping. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, MAPPING), (*AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SOILS), CLASSIFICATION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, STANDARDS, PHOTOINTERPRETATION, COLORS, ACCURACY, PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM, TERRAIN, USSR

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE