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Satellite remote sensing for monitoring of the forest resources of Kazakhstan
Author(s): Gulzhiyan Kabdulova; Gulnara Kabzhanova ; Kazbek Baktybekov; Aidyn Aimbetov; Linara Aligazhiyeva
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Paper Abstract

The results of the project presented in this article were obtained within the framework of the implementation of the Republican budget program 010 "Ensuring the safety and expansion of the use of space infrastructure» from the Aerospace Committee of the Ministry of Defense and the aerospace industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Since 2018, the National Operator of the Earth Remote Sensing Space System (JSC NC Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary) has begun work on studying geographic information systems for conducting space-based monitoring and forest management of the world. In Kazakhstan, forest area occupies less than 5% of the total area of the territory and therefore the question of monitoring of forest resources is particularly relevant: changes in forest area, number of loggings, number of burnt areas, fire danger forecast for forest cover, etc. Given the importance of forest as a climate and resource-forming factor, forest resources, changes in forest resources are estimated as one of the priority of scientific and practical directions. The article presents the results of using the Earth Remote Sensing data and geo-information technologies in the assessment of forest cover of Kazakhstan, the legality of loggings and estimation of the burnt areas, etc. As the result of space-based monitoring, according to the Earth remote sensing data, also confirmed by field surveys in key areas, for the first time ever all forests of Kazakhstan were decrypted, digital maps of forests of Kazakhstan were created with the detailed attribute information up to the species composition of forests, age and other specific information provided by the State Enterprise «Kazakh Forest Management enterprise», several thousand of logging were detected including illegal loggings, burnt areas were also decrypted and all data were uploaded to the industrial geoportal with up-to-date attribute information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11174, Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019), 1117406 (27 June 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2533563
Show Author Affiliations
Gulzhiyan Kabdulova, JSC "National Co. "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" (Kazakhstan)
Gulnara Kabzhanova , JSC "National Co. "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" (Kazakhstan)
Kazbek Baktybekov, JSC "National Co. "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" (Kazakhstan)
Aidyn Aimbetov, JSC "National Co. "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" (Kazakhstan)
Linara Aligazhiyeva, JSC "National Co. "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" (Kazakhstan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11174:
Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Giorgos Papadavid; Silas Michaelides; Vincent Ambrosia; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Editor(s)

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