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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Using Quickbird and Landsat imagery to analyze temporal changes in mountain resort development: Big Sky, Montana 1990-2005
Author(s): Natalie Campos; Rick Lawrence; Brian McGlynn; Kristin Gardner
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Paper Abstract

Documenting patterns of land use and land-cover change in mountain resort development (MRD) is important for understanding the effects of these changes of fragile mountain environments. High-spatial-resolution imagery can be useful for mapping MRD, but lack of a long-term record of such imagery hampers our ability to analyze temporal patterns. We use the results from classification of high-spatial-resolution imagery (Quickbird and LiDAR) to calibrate concurrent moderate-resolution imagery (Landsat). We then use historical moderate-resolution imagery to analyze changes in spatial patterns of MRD over time. Analyses revealed that increases in MRD occurred disproportionately close to streams, which raises concerns for impacts on water quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 15 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5(1) 053541 doi: 10.1117/1.3615998
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Natalie Campos, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Rick Lawrence, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Brian McGlynn, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Kristin Gardner, Montana State Univ. (United States)


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