ERIC Number: ED235078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping the Land: Aerial Imagery for Land Use Information. Resource Publications in Geography.
Campbell, James B.
Intended for geography students who are enrolled in, or who have completed, an introductory course in remote sensing; for geography researchers; and for professors; this publication focuses specifically on those general issues regarding the organization and presentation of land use information derived from aerial imagery. Many of the ideas presented were developed in teaching geography to university undergraduates. There are seven chapters. In chapter 1, the practical significance of land use information is illustrated and modern land use surveys are discussed. Chapter 2 discusses concepts and definitions of land use, the applications of remote sensing, and the advantages and disadvantages of aerial imagery. Historical examples of land use inventory are provided in the third chapter. Chapter 4 examines principles and conventions for preparing land use maps. Manual interpretation for land use mapping is the focus of the fifth chapter. Chapters 6 and 7 deal with the machine processing of remotely sensed data and accuracy assessment, respectively. (RM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Computers, Definitions, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, History, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Land Use, Map Skills, Resource Materials, Undergraduate Students
Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00; 10-99 copies, 10% discount).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.