Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): William H. Cooke; Dennis M. Jacobs
    Date: 2002
    Source: In: Proceedings of the Fourh Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, 81-86
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    PDF: Download Publication  (1.26 MB)


    FIA annual inventories require rapid updating of pixel-based Phase 1 estimates. Scientists at the Southern Research Station are developing an automated methodology that uses a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for identifying and eliminating problem FIA plots from the analysis. Problem plots are those that have questionable land useiland cover information. Four Landsat TM scenes in Georgia have been classified using this inethodology. A cross-validation approach was used to assess accuracy. The results are comparect with an alternative methodology: the Iterative Guided Spectral Class Rejection (ICSCR) methodology.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Cooke, William H.; Jacobs, Dennis M. 2002. Rapid classification of landsat TM imagery for phase 1 stratification using the automated NDVI threshold supervised classification (ANTSC) methodology. In: Proceedings of the Fourh Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, 81-86

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page