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Potential Role of Land Use and Land Cover Information in Powerplant Siting: Example of Three Mile IslandSelecting a site for a nuclear powerplant can be helped by digitizing land use and land cover data, population data, and other pertinent data sets, and then placing them in a geographic information system. Such a system begins with a set of standardized maps for location reference and then provides for retrieval and analysis of spatial data keyed to the maps. This makes possible thematic mapping by computer, or interactive visual display for decisionmaking. It also permits correlating land use area measurements with census and other data (such as fallout dosages), and the updating of all data sets. The system is thus a tool for dealing with resource management problems and for analyzing the interaction between people and their environment. An explanation of a computer-plotted map of land use and cover for Three Mile Island and vicinity is given.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Wray, J. R.
(Geological Survey Reston, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Marshall Univ. Proc. of the Natl. Conf. on Energy Resource Management, Vol. 2
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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