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Improved classification of small-scale urban watersheds using thematic mapper simulator dataThe utility of Landsat MSS classification methods in the case of small, highly urbanized hydrological basins containing complex land-use patterns is limited, and is plagued by misclassifications due to the spectral response similarity of many dissimilar surfaces. Landsat MSS data for the Conley Creek basin near Atlanta, Georgia, have been compared to thematic mapper simulator (TMS) data obtained on the same day by aircraft. The TMS data were able to alleviate many of the recurring patterns associated with MSS data, through bandwidth optimization, an increase of the number of spectral bands to seven, and an improvement of ground resolution to 30 m. The TMS is thereby able to detect small water bodies, powerline rights-of-way, and even individual buildings.
Document ID
19850029902
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Owe, M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ormsby, J. P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Survey Applications Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: International Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume: 5
ISSN: 0143-1161
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
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