Monitoring urban development in the Toronto Region employing Landsat Earth Satellite data
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Monitoring urban development in the Toronto Region employing Landsat Earth Satellite data by Larry R. G. Martin

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Published by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation] in [Ottawa, Ont .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Land use -- Ontario -- Toronto Region.,
  • Landsat satellites.,
  • Land use -- Planning -- Methodology.,
  • Land use, Rural -- Ontario -- Toronto Region.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Larry R. G. Martin.
The Physical Object
Pagination66 p. :
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19611141M

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