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An evaluation of post-classification comparison for historical land information systems

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Date Issued:
1997
Summary:
The population of southeast Florida has grown considerably since the 1940's. Managing this population growth has challenged urban planners and growth managers. Prior to 1970, geographers and cartographers struggled with mapping this area as the landscape underwent rapid transformation to accommodate millions of new residents. With the launch of the Landsat satellite series in 1972, digital satellite images of southeast Florida have been acquired every 18 days to provide geographers and cartographers with a new tool for monitoring land use change. This thesis examines the utility of using this new tool combined with historical aerial photographs to document land use change through time.
Title: An evaluation of post-classification comparison for historical land information systems.
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Name(s): Roberts, Richard Scott.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Roberts, Charles, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 87 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The population of southeast Florida has grown considerably since the 1940's. Managing this population growth has challenged urban planners and growth managers. Prior to 1970, geographers and cartographers struggled with mapping this area as the landscape underwent rapid transformation to accommodate millions of new residents. With the launch of the Landsat satellite series in 1972, digital satellite images of southeast Florida have been acquired every 18 days to provide geographers and cartographers with a new tool for monitoring land use change. This thesis examines the utility of using this new tool combined with historical aerial photographs to document land use change through time.
Identifier: 9780591437232 (isbn), 15418 (digitool), FADT15418 (IID), fau:12185 (fedora)
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Subject(s): Landscape assessment--Florida
Landscape changes--Florida
Land use--Florida
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