Accession Number : ADP002050

Title :   Development of a Remote Sensing-Aided Digital Databank for Large Scale Land Use Planning,


Personal Author(s) : Khorram,S.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The primary objective of this investigation was to combine remotely-sensed data with ground-acquired data in development of a procedure specifically for selection of a site for urban development and generally for large scale land use planning. The study area, jointly selected by the resource managers and researchers, is approximately 500 sq km in size and covers the Frenchman Reservoir basin in northeastern part of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The approach involved a spatially-referenced databank based on both remotely-sensed and ground acquired data. The remotely-sensed data included Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) data, NOAA-5 satellite Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR) data, and U-2 color infrared photography. The ground-acquired data included USGS topograpic maps, Defense Mapping Agency (DMA)/USGS digital terrain data, soils maps, vegetation data, and accessibility maps.

Descriptors :   *Remote systems, *Mapping, *Land areas, Scientific satellites, Data acquisition, Land use, Data processing, Urban planning, California

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE