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Mapping and Monitoring of forested areas
Development of Forest Mapping and Monitoring products (forested areas, deforestation/afforestation phenomena, forest burned areas, storm damages) derived from RADAR images, and in formats compatible with the most popular Geographic Information System (GIS) and image processing packages.
|Mapping and Monitoring of forested areas|
|DUP (Data User Programme)|
|ERS-1/2 : SAR
The Forest Mapping project developed an operational software tool for mapping of forests and forest damage using SAR data as the primary input.
The modular SAR processing chain used was embedded in the ArcView ® GIS environment. In this way, SAR data can be merged within the processing chain with other remote sensing and/or auxiliary data, in vector or raster format (e.g. ATSR hot spot products for fire detection).
Maps are generated in formats which are compatible with the most popular Geographic Information System (GIS) and image processing packages. Products can be tailored to individual clients or project requirements. These maps enable one to:
The system was used to analyse ERS SAR images for burnt area mapping in a site in Alberta Canada. The results were very positive, with excellent agreement between the SAR
|Paper presented at ERS-ENVISAT Symposium, GÃ¶teborg, October 200
|Contact the SARMAP CEO:
Cascine di Barico
Tel: +41 (0)91-600.9366
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European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
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