This report is a "guidebook" on how to use remote sensing applications to support environmental assessment in transportation planning. The methods use Landsat 7 imagery and commercially available remote-sensing software to produce maps and related information suitable for a programmatic environmental impact statement. The report covers the following major topics:
- Background on environmental analysis in transportation planning, and the value and limitations of remotely sensed data;
- Staff, hardware, software, and data requirements;
- Software application for land use – land cover classification;
- Fieldwork for land use – land cover classification training and verification;
- Use and integration of other geographic information and imagery files; and
- Production of remote sensing – geographic information system maps and other information.
The methods are illustrated through applications to the I-405 corridor in the State of Washington.
April 20, 2007
Demin Xiong, Russell Lee, J. Bo Saulsbury, Elizabeth L. Lanzer, Albert Perez.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
- # of Pages: 61 p., 1,332 KB (PDF)
- Subject: Environmental impact analysis, Geographic information systems, Handbooks, Imagery, Land use, Landsat satellites, Maps, Remote sensing, Software, Transportation planning.
- Keywords: Transportation, remote sensing, land use, land cover, mapping, environmental assessment, I-405.
- Related Publications: Remote Sensing Applications for Environmental Analysis in Transportation Planning: Application to the Washington State I-405 Corridor, (WA-RD 593.1).
This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008