Accession Number : ADP002027

Title :   LANDSAT-Related Study for the Mali Land Use Inventory in West Africa,


Personal Author(s) : Bingham,C. S. ; Bouare,S. ; Thom,D.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper discusses the mapping and analysis of existing land use and population distribution within the framework of an integrated resource inventory and evaluation--the Mali Land Use Project. Discussion of legend development illustrates the problems of classifying, at the scale of 1:500,000, land uses associated with traditional production systems. The mapsheet of Mopti and its environs is used to portray how differing resource characteristics have contributed to contrasts in population density and patterns of human exploitation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Land use, Subsaharan Africa, Arid land, Regions, Agriculture, Aerial photography, Scientific satellites, Mapping, Surveys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE