Wetland Surveying and Mapping

by Carvel H. Blair, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Inst. of Oceanography, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, Va.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 23-34

Document Type: Journal Paper


Wetland definitions are reviewed and procedures explained for surveying and mapping wetlands. Satellite multi-spectral scanners, aerial photography, and land survey methods are mentioned. Survey of the water boundary by small boat is considered in detail with emphasis on position fixing by horizontal sextant angles. Mapping requirements are stated for water depth and plant species as well as horizontal topography.

Subject Headings: Land surveys | Wetlands (fresh water) | Geomatic surveys | Mapping | Aerial photography | Topographic surveys | Hydrographic surveys | Terminology and definition

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