Preparation of the National Resources Inventory Data Base for Ground-Truthing Satellite-Collected Land-Use and Land-Cover Data
Author: Herring, Bruce
Source: Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 1 July 1986, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 262-265(4)
Abstract:A low-cost procedure utilizing an acoustical digitizer and a minicomputer to prepare National Resources Inventory (NRI) data for secondary use as material for ground-truthing satellite-collected data is described. A labor-intensive aspect of processing satellite-collected data is the making of ground surveys to determine what land cover is portrayed by a given picture “color” from space. The procedure described covers entering the locational aspects of NRI sample points for later comparisons of satellite data and collected NRI data.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 1986