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The cartographic documents used for area frame sampling in agricultural field surveying represent a new operational approach to satellite data, both in concept and application. For 800 segments of detailed survey zones of 700 m x 700 m, extended over 50 sites in all countries of the EC, synthetic documents were produced and used in 1990 by ten different teams. Their suitability was then largely tested. They can be considered as image maps which complement the traditional basic cartography already available and are a source of holistic updated information for field survey planning and execution, orientation support, finding and drawing field boundaries. Their A4 format in hard copy or in digital form means that they can be integrated either into a GIS or an IPS, as well as being used as handy documents in the field.

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Authors: PERDIGAO V, JRC Ispra (IT);DELINCÉ J, JRC Ispra (IT);CANTOU J P, IGN Espace, Toulouse (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: EARSeL, 11th Symposium, Graz (AT), July 3-5, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36233 ORA
Record Number: 199210657 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en