Question 9

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Below is a LANDSAT image of Winnipeg. In it much can be learned about the city. There are three rivers, large medium and small. Grass is light green and trees are dark green. Hard areas (non vegetated) are pink to purple depending on the nature of the material and shadowing. Water is black.

Find examples of the following features in this LANDSAT TM image of Winnipeg.

Airport: The criss-crossing, linear shapes should make this easily identifiable.

River: Its dark in tone and sinuous in shape. Another easily identified target

Business district: The colouring identifies it as non-vegetated. Note the small areas of shadow.

Rail yards: Very dark-toned, unvegetated, linear in shape but quite wide.

Ponds: Small, rounded shapes. Very dark in tone (so not vegetated).

Residential: An organized pattern of mostly thin, linear shapes close together.

Industrial: A jumble of small rectangular shapes of varying tones, but all un-vegetated.

Rail road corridor: Long, thin, linear shapes which cut through neighbourhoods at odd angles. And they point to railroad yards.

Farm fields: Large rectangular shapes; some of them covered with uniform vegetation.

Park / forest: From the tone and hues, this is obviously vegetated, but the irregular, mottled shapes indicate that it is natural, rather than man-made.

Golf course: The green and yellow tones indicate lush vegetation of some sort. The linear shapes within suggest that its designed by humans rather than by nature.

Tank farm: In a non-vegetated setting, the white dots seem to be arranged in a regular pattern.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Satellite image: Winnipeg, Manitoba, LANDSAT TM (bands 5, 4, 3 = RGB)

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
LANDSAT TM (bands 5, 4, 3 = RGB)