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DELINEATING THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF SEAPORT RELATED LAND USE IN THE BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREA USING A REMOTE SENSING BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (MARYLAND)

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1986
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A land use classification system was designed for use with aerial photography in order to map four functional categories of land use in a study area divided into four quadrants. The data were analyzed for their spatial and functional relatedness to the operations of the Port of Baltimore. Where waterfront transshipment land use was dedicated to steel manufacturing and petroleum storage, nearly all test-category land use was located within two kilometers of the harbor in those quadrants. In quadrants where it was engaged in the throughshipment of bulk, containerized, and general cargo, test-category land use still occurred primarily within two kilometers of the harbor, but was also distributed in large numbers six kilometers inland of the harbor. The results support the theory that the test-category land use is related to port activity, and that changes in land use patterns are associated with changes in port activity.
Title: DELINEATING THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF SEAPORT RELATED LAND USE IN THE BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREA USING A REMOTE SENSING BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (MARYLAND).
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Name(s): MORELLI, THOMAS DENNIS.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Latham, James P., Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 103 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A land use classification system was designed for use with aerial photography in order to map four functional categories of land use in a study area divided into four quadrants. The data were analyzed for their spatial and functional relatedness to the operations of the Port of Baltimore. Where waterfront transshipment land use was dedicated to steel manufacturing and petroleum storage, nearly all test-category land use was located within two kilometers of the harbor in those quadrants. In quadrants where it was engaged in the throughshipment of bulk, containerized, and general cargo, test-category land use still occurred primarily within two kilometers of the harbor, but was also distributed in large numbers six kilometers inland of the harbor. The results support the theory that the test-category land use is related to port activity, and that changes in land use patterns are associated with changes in port activity.
Identifier: 14333 (digitool), FADT14333 (IID), fau:11140 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Subject(s): Harbors--Maryland--Baltimore
Land use--Remote sensing
Aerial photography
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