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Georgia resource assessment project: Institutionalizing LANDSAT and geographic data base techniquesDigital data from LANDSAT for each 1.1-acre cell in Georgia were processed and the land cover conditions were categorized. Several test cases were completed and an operational hardware and software processing capability was established at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The operational capability was developed to process the entire state (60,000 sq. miles and 14 LANDSAT scenes) in a cooperative project between eleven divisions and agencies at the regional, state, and federal levels. Products were developed for State agencies such as in both mapped and statistical formats. A computerized geographical data base was developed for management programs. To a large extent the applications of the data base evolved as users of LANDSAT information requested that other data (i.e., soils, slope, land use, etc.) be made compatible with LANDSAT for management programs. To date, geographic data bases incorporating LANDSAT and other spatial data deal with elements of the municipal solid waste management program, and reservoir management for the Corps of Engineers. LANDSAT data are also being used for applications in wetland, wildlife, and forestry management.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Pierce, R. R. (Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources Atlanta, GA, United States)
Rado, B. Q. (Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources Atlanta, GA, United States)
Faust, N. (Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 2nd Eastern Reg. Remote Sensing Appl. Conf. 19-42 (SEE N83-19141 09-43)
Subject Category
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.