Accession Number : ADP002019

Title :   The Use of a Geographic Information System to Combine Land Use Information Derived from LANDSAT with Soils Data to Stratify an Area in Argentina for Crop Forecasting,

Corporate Author : SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV BROOKINGS REMOTE SENSING INST

Personal Author(s) : DeVries,M. ; Westin,F. ; Redondo,F. ; Gargantini,C. ; Marlenko,N.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Area frame sampling is currently used extensively for providing agricultural crop production data. One of the requirements for the implementation of a successful area frame is the initial stratification of the country or region into relatively homogeneous areas. Soils and land use information play an important role in identifying these homogeneous areas. A technique which utilizes the Area Resource Analysis System (AREAS) geographic information system for processing the soils and land use information in order to obtain output products which are useful for homogeneous area delineations is demonstrated. The area chosen for the study includes portions of the Argentine provinces of LaPampa and Buenos Aires. Political boundary (partido) information was also processed by AREAS in order to provide areal tabulations on a partido basis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Land use, *Soils, Argentina, Land areas, Farm crops, Forecasting, Aerial photography, Scientific satellites

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE