Geology, geography and global energy

Scientific and Technical Journal

GIS-technology in landscape mapping of the Volga River Delta

2017. 4, pp. 96-101

Zanozin V.V. - C.Sc. in Geography, Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 1 Shaumyan sq., Astrakhan, 414000, Russian Federation, vvzanozin-67@mail.ru

Barmin A.N. - D.Sc. in Geography, Professor, Head of the department, Astrakhan State University, 1 Shaumyan sq., Astrakhan, 414000, Russian Federation, abarmin60@mail.ru

The landscape mapping of various regions continues to be the most important task of the modern geography. In recent decades, this direction has been widely used GIS technologies for its purposes. Studies in the central part of the Volga river delta landscape has a number of reasons. This is the complexity of the landscape structure of the region, the high degree of its economic development, the lack of a landscape map. The process of the landscape mapping of the central part of the Volga river delta has several stages with various GIS technologies, there are available topographic maps in electronic form, radar topographic survey data (SRTM), planar-altitude base data and remote analyze. Web-geoportal technologies makes it possible to detail the location of key areas and field routes. The mapping process is combined with GPS and mobile geolocation applications. Modern GIS technologies allows creating an electronic landscape map of the central part of the Volga river delta landscape at a scale of 1: 100 000.

Key words: , , , , , , , , delta of the Volga, landscape, space images, GIS, landscape mapping, geolocation applications, spectrometry, interpr

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