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An evaluation of simulated Thematic Mapper data and Landsat MSS data for discriminating suburban and regional land use and land coverAn airborne multispectral scanner, operating in the same spectral channels as the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM), was used in a region east of Denver, CO, for a simulation test performed in the framework of using TM to discriminate the level I and level II classes. It is noted that at the 30-m spatial resolution of the Thematic Mapper Simulator (TMS) the overall discrimination for such classes as commercial/industrial land, rangeland, irrigated sod, irrigated alfalfa, and irrigated pasture was superior to that of the Landsat Multispectral Scanner, primarily due to four added spectral bands. For residential and other spectrally heterogeneous classes, however, the higher resolution of TMS resulted in increased variability within the class and a larger spectral overlap.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Toll, D. L.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume: 50
ISSN: 0099-1112
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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