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Change in land use in the Phoenix (1:250,000) Quadrangle, Arizona between 1970 and 1973: ERTS as an aid in a nationwide program for mapping general land useChanges in land use between 1970 and 1973 in the Phoenix (1:250,000 scale) Quadrangle in Arizona have been mapped using only the images from ERTS-1, tending to verify the utility of a standard land use classification system proposed for use with ERTS images. Types of changes detected have been: (1) new residential development of former cropland and rangeland; (2) new cropland from the desert; and (3) new reservoir fill-up. The seasonal changing of vegetation patterns in ERTS has complemented air photos in delimiting the boundaries of some land use types. ERTS images, in combination with other sources of information, can assist in mapping the generalized land use of the fifty states by the standard 1:250,000 quadrangles. Several states are already working cooperatively in this type of mapping.
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Legacy CDMS
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Conference Paper
Place, J. L.
(Geological Survey Washington, DC, 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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