Merging GPS Data with High Spatial Resolution Multispectral Imagery: An Urban Recreation Case Study

Daniel Unger, David Kulhavy, Jerome E. Benson II

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In 1992 a disc golf course was created by Alpha Phi Omega, Nu Sigma Chapter of Stephen F. Austin State University within Pecan Park in the c ity of Nacogdoches, Texas. Using constructs from Landscape Ecology, in cluding structure, function and change within a land mosaic provided the basis for establishment of the course. The addition of the disc golf cour se modified the use of the park promoting cultural cohesion among the disc golf enthusiasts. To aid the recreational enjoyment of golf participants, vector m aps of each fairway were created when the disc course was developed and loca ted at the start of each hole. In the fall of 2006, with the advent of hig h spatial resolution multispectral digital imagery, 6 inch spatial resolution multisp ectral imagery were used as a base map to create fine detail maps representing each disc golf basket and tee with GPS collected fairway data. A kiosk map rep resenting the entire course was created so each participant could orient thems elves prior to playing each round of disc golf. By incorporating high spatial resolution imagery with GPS collected fairway locations, and using spatial analysis to calculate the absolute distance from a golf tee to each respecti ve basket, we were able enhance the recreational and educational enjoyment of each golf participant.

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StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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