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The value of ERTS-1 imagery in resource inventorization on a national scale in South AfricaIt has been shown that ERTS imagery, particularly in the form of 1:500,000 scale false color photolithographic prints, can contribute very significantly towards facilitating and accelerating (dramatically, in some cases) resource surveys and geologic mapping. Fire mapping on a national scale becomes a feasability; numerous new geologic features, particularly lineaments, have been discovered, land use can be mapped efficiently on a regional scale and degraded areas identified. The first detailed tectonic and geomorphological maps of the Republic of South Africa will be published mainly owing to the availability of ERTS images.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Malan, O. G.
(National Physical Research Lab. Pretoria, South Africa)
Macvicar, C. N.
(Soil and Irrigation Res. Inst. Pretoria, United States)
Edwards, D.
(Botan. Res. Inst. Pretoria, United States)
Temperley, B. N.
(Geol. Survey Pretoria, United States)
Claassen, L.
(Dept. of Planning and the Environ. Pretoria, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Publication Information
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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