Application of Satellite Data to Surface Mine Monitoring in Selected Counties of South Carolina.
NTIS: PB/80-144629 :141 pages
The objective of this investigation was to examine the applicability of landsat digital image processing to surface mine monitoring in South Carolina. Landsat data from computer compatible tapes were used to explore the capability of landsat digital imagery to monitor mining and reclamation activity in several South Carolina mining operations. Differentiation between active-spoil and partially and completely reclaimed areas was successfully demonstrated including small mining operations of less than 30 acres. Supervised sequential discriminant analysis and unsupervised classifications at Stanford University and a parallelepiped classifier at the EROS Data Center were used. A high degree of accuracy was obtained in measuring several mines and mine segments with each system.
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Sc Land Resources Cons. Comm