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Analysis of simulated satellite imagery with different ground pixel sizes for forestry applications
Author(s): H. Burger; F. Kroiher; J. Steinwendner; Werner Schneider
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Paper Abstract

The current starting satellite missions with a new generation of optical sensors will deliver very high resolution satellite imagery in the near future. Ground pixel sizes of 1 to 3 meters will give rise to new applications of remotely sensed imagery. Within forest stands, differentiation between single trees will be possible. Even parts of tree crowns will be recognizable. But, on the other hand, this will also give new challenge to satellite image analysis techniques. In this study, color IR aerial photos of forested land were used to simulate images of different ground pixel size. The effects of changing resolution on the spectral distribution properties of image regions representing different forest stands are investigated. Conclusions for automatic image segmentation and classification of forest stands are made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3346, Sixth International Workshop on Digital Image Processing and Computer Graphics: Applications in Humanities and Natural Sciences, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301370
Show Author Affiliations
H. Burger, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (Austria)
F. Kroiher, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (Austria)
J. Steinwendner, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (Austria)
Werner Schneider, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3346:
Sixth International Workshop on Digital Image Processing and Computer Graphics: Applications in Humanities and Natural Sciences
Emanuel Wenger; Leonid I. Dimitrov, Editor(s)

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