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    Author(s): Thomas A. Jackson; Gretchen G. MoisenPaul L. Patterson; John Tipton
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: McWilliams, Will; Roesch, Francis A. eds. 2012. Monitoring Across Borders: 2010 Joint Meeting of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium and the Southern Mensurationists. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-157. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 189-192.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    In this study, we explore repeatability in photo-interpreted imagery from the National Agriculture Imagery Program that was sampled as part of the National Land Cover Database 2011 Tree Canopy Cover pilot project. Data were collected in 5 diverse pilot areas in the US, including one each in Oregon, Utah, Kansas, Michigan and Georgia. Repeatability metrics. The intra-class correlation coefficient as well as repeatability graphics are explored for each pilot area. In addition, we conduct a simulation to illustrate the effect of varying tolerance and compliance rates on the predictive maps of tree canopy cover.

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    Jackson, Thomas A.; Moisen, Gretchen G.; Patterson, Paul L.; Tipton, John 2012. Repeatability in photo-interpretation of tree canopy cover and its effect on predictive mapping. In: McWilliams, Will; Roesch, Francis A. eds. 2012. Monitoring Across Borders: 2010 Joint Meeting of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium and the Southern Mensurationists. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-157. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 189-192.

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