Research on assessment of the recreational value of forests using Landsat digital data.

M. Amano

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The process of assessing the recreational values of forests and benefits thereof to the urban society by utilizing LANDSAT and complementary Japanese National Statistics is described. The study area selected (about 800 000ha) was the Northern Kanto districts of Japan, located within 100km north of Tokyo. LANDSAT data tapes were used to produce a digital map which consisted of 7 land use classes. From this digital map, the forest distribution pattern and the degree of separability between forested and urban areas were expressed as Morisita's and Gini's Index, respectively. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 6th Canadian symposium on remote sensing, May 1980, Halifax, Nova Scotia
EditorsT.T. Alfoldi
PublisherCanadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
Pages331-337
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Amano, M. (1980). Research on assessment of the recreational value of forests using Landsat digital data. In T. T. Alfoldi (Ed.), Proc. 6th Canadian symposium on remote sensing, May 1980, Halifax, Nova Scotia (pp. 331-337). Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.