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Identification of plant species of interest for beekeeping in a volcanic landscape
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Paper Abstract

The Special Natural Reserve of Malpaís de Güímar is a recent volcanic enclave, colonized by typical vegetation formations of the basal floor of the south of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). The beekeeping that is currently carried out in this area requires a reliable mapping of the flora that conforms it. This work analyses the potential of hyperspectral images of 10 cm, captured from a UAV in June 2018, to make a preliminary thematic map of the species of interest. The study focuses on a reduced area of 6 ha, in order to assess the feasibility of the methodology and then apply it to the whole of the protected area. The results of applying a traditional algorithm to two sets of spectral bands obtained from the original 150, between 400 and 1000 nm, were compared. The first, result of a study of spectral separability and the second from the Principal Components Analysis. The best-classified species was the Cardon with an omission error of 17.70% and a commission error of 12.26%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11149, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XXI, 111491Q (21 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2537013
Show Author Affiliations
Francesca Marchetti, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Manuel Arbelo, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Yeray Brito, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Andrea Alonso, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Gloria Piso, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Enrique Casas, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11149:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XXI
Christopher M. U. Neale; Antonino Maltese, Editor(s)

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