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Main Title Mapping and GIS Development of Land Use and Land Cover Categories for the Albemarle-Pamlico Drainage Basin.
Author Khorram, S. ; Cheshire, H. ; Siderelis, K. ; Nagy, Z. ;
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Computer Graphics Center. ;North Carolina State Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, Raleigh.;North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Publisher Mar 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number APES-PR-91-08; APES-91-08; APES-91-08;
Stock Number PB95-105433
Additional Subjects Mapping ; Geographic information systems ; Land use ; Vegetation ; Estuaries ; Tidewater ; Coastal plain ; Piedmont Province ; Surface waters ; Agriculture ; Forests ; Drainage systems ; Terrain ; Land development ; Remote sensing ; Satellite imagery ; Image analysis ; Satellite observation ; North Carolina ; Virginia ; Land cover ; Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study ; National Estuary Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-105433 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 68p
The Albemarle-Pamlico (A/P) estuarine system in North Carolina is one of the estuaries in the EPA's National Estuary Program. At an A/P Study workshop held late in 1987, Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) digital data were recommended as the most cost effective and practical source for developing an inventory for the 23,000 square mile drainage basin. The study area included a portion of Virginia and nearly one-third of North Carolina including almost all of the Tidewater region. Results of the project included image files in raster format with every pixel classified by land use/land cover category. Classification verification was performed using 1,931 one acre sample sites located on the classified TM imagery and on aerial photography. Land use/land cover data are available from CGIA as map products or in digital format. Final results also include descriptions of methodology and land use/land cover classes as well as classification error matrices for each physiological province and for the entire study area.