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Regional agriculture surveys using ERTS-1 dataThe Center for Remote Sensing Research has conducted studies designed to evaluate the potential application of ERTS data in performing agricultural inventories, and to develop efficient methods of data handling and analysis useful in the operational context for performing large area surveys. This work has resulted in the development of an integrated system utilizing both human and computer analysis of ground, aerial, and space imagery, which has been shown to be very efficient for regional crop acreage inventories. The technique involves: (1) the delineation of ERTS images into relatively homogeneous strata by human interpreters, (2) the point-by-point classification of the area within each strata on the basis of crop type using a human/machine interactive digital image processing system; and (3) a multistage sampling procedure for the collection of supporting aerial and ground data used in the adjustment and verification of the classification results.
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Conference Paper
Draeger, W. C.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Nichols, J. D.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Benson, A. S.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Larrabee, D. G.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Jenkus, W. M.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Hay, C. M.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
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Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d ERTS-1 Symp., Vol. 1, Sect. A
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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