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New vegetation map of the Castelporziano presidential estate
Author(s): Antonio Bruno Della Rocca; Sandro Pignatti; Pietro Massimiliano Bianco; Stefano Mugnoli
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Paper Abstract

The 'Tenuta di Castelporziano' (Castelporziano Presidential Estate) is an important area for the study of Mediterranean coastal and dune ecosystems. The need of providing a new and detailed Vegetation Map rose for the environmental monitoring of that area and its efficient management. All activities were developed using remote sensing images acquired by a new 12 band DAEDALUS sensor, in the course of a specific monitoring aero-campaign organized by ENEA. The realization of the map, lasted one year, can be divided into two blocks: (1)remote sensing image processing methodologies, developed at the ENEA-Casaccia Research Center (Rome), by experts of Remote Sensing Department; and (2) 'in situ' work, realized by ecologists and botanical experts of University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. Image processing steps were organized as follows: (i) geometric correction and georeferencing of the images; (ii) classification; (iii) mosaicking; (iv) conversion into vector layer and editing. As concerns image processing, ERDAS/IMAGINE system was used, while ARC/INFO system was used for vector layers management and map printing. At the end of all activities the map accuracy was tested by a statistical procedure: the global accuracy was about of 88%. The map is integrated in a information system (SITAC), a GIS realized by ENEA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4886, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II, (14 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462085
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio Bruno Della Rocca, ENEA (United States)
Sandro Pignatti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (United States)
Pietro Massimiliano Bianco, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (United States)
Stefano Mugnoli, Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4886:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II
Manfred Ehlers, Editor(s)

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