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Advanced remote sensing techniques for forestry applications: an application case in Sarawak, Malaysia
Author(s): Edmond Nezry; Francis Yakam-Simen; Paul P. Romeijn; Iwan Supit; Louis Demargne
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Paper Abstract

12 This paper reports the operational implementation of new techniques for the exploitation of remote sensing data (SAR and optical) in the framework of forestry applications. In particular, we present a new technique for standing timber volume estimation. This technique is based on remote sensing knowledge (SAR and optical synergy) and forestry knowledge (forest structure models), proved fairly accurate. To illustrate the application of these techniques, an operational commercial case study regarding forest concessions in Sarawak is presented. Validation of this technique by comparison of the remote sensing results and the database of the customer has shown that this technique is fairly accurate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4169, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV, (9 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417145
Show Author Affiliations
Edmond Nezry, Privateers NV (Belgium)
Francis Yakam-Simen, Privateers NV (France)
Paul P. Romeijn, Treemail (Netherlands)
Iwan Supit, Privateers NV (France)
Louis Demargne, Spot Image (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4169:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Alexander Ropertz; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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