Updated: 1 December 2007

2.2.2 Roads Vs Linear Features Example 1

Location of Example: 152°51'25" East, 25°19'22" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • In Figure the Cleared Lines (created for Powerlines, pipelines, fire breaks, seismic monitoring, etc) have numerous attributes that differ to roads:
    • They are generally wider and straighter.
    • They have no pavement or bitumen.
    • There are generally no roads diverging off them.
    • There are generally no access points along these lines to buildings, dwellings or other infrastructure.
  • In Figure the Cleared Line stands out as a stark white, wide line.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of Unsealed Roads Vs Cleared Lines.

Figure: Orthophotography 60cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT 2.5m RGB=321

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