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Remotely based monitoring of the mangroves over Penang Island, Malaysia
Author(s): B. C. Beh; M. Z. MatJafri; H. S. Lim
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Paper Abstract

Mangrove vegetations are normally present in river estuaries and along the coast where the land meets the sea. Remote sensing can be used to obtain mangrove distribution information. The objective of this study was to study the current condition of mangrove forest using remote sensing over Penang Island, Malaysia. An attempt has been made based on supervised Maximum Likelihood Classification (MLC), various land use and land cover classes have been mapped and classified. A red-green-blue (RGB) colour was used to display and quantify mangrove forest distribution using Thailand Earth Observation System (THEOS) satellite imagery. Reference data was based on ground truth. High accuracy of 91.7% was obtained in mapping of mangrove cover.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7857, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications III, 78570Q (13 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869596
Show Author Affiliations
B. C. Beh, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
M. Z. MatJafri, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
H. S. Lim, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7857:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications III
Allen M. Larar; Hyo-Sang Chung; Makoto Suzuki, Editor(s)

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