Accession Number : ADP002053

Title :   Utilisation of LANDSAT Data for Delineating Mapping and Managing of Soil Resources - The Problems and Prospects under Indian Conditions,


Personal Author(s) : Singh,A. N. ; Venkataratnam,L. ; Sinha,A. K. ; Venkatachalam,P. ; Rao,K. R.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The utility of Landsat data, both digital and analog, for small scale mapping of soils and their limitations/hazards has been discussed in this paper. The areas covered for mapping of soil resources by using Landsat multispectral data in India are shown. Both image oriented as well as computer-aided numerical approaches have been used in this study. Delineation of areas affected by salinity/alkalinity, erosion, water logging etc. have been successfully done for some areas in the country. The problems and prospects in utilisation of Landsat data for mapping of soils and their limitations have also been discussed.

Descriptors :   *Remote systems, *Mapping, *Soils, Land areas, Land use, India, Scientific satellites, Data acquisition, Information processing, Resource management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE