A Rapid, Efficient and Cost-Effective Method for Assessing the Environment in Large or Remote Areas Using Remote Sensing
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1987
A major environmental impact study carried out in the sand dunes of eastern Cape York used image analysis of remotely sensed data to both select sites for ground investigation and categorise the different ecological units present. The approach adopted was particularly suited to the type of environment in question and allowed a high degree of quantification, at a high level of confidence, at costs several orders of magnitude less than conventional Methods.