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A significant portion of the budget of every city and county planning agency is allocated to the collection of land use data. A planning agency must have information pertinent to a variety of users. Often these information systems are costly, require many people, and are slow.
The purpose of this research is to investigate the alternative of using computer-implemented analysis of airborne multispectral scanner data to monitor urban land use. This monitoring should require a limited amount of human intervention. Computer-generated results from multispectral data can be ready for city and county officials to use within 24 hours after the data are acquired.
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