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Estimating forest characteristics using NAIP imagery and ArcObjectsAuthor(s): John S Hogland; Nathaniel M. Anderson; Woodam Chung; Lucas Wells
Source: In: Proceedings of the 2014 ESRI Users Conference; July 14-18, 2014, San Diego, CA. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute. Online: http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc14/papers/155_181.pdf.
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DescriptionDetailed, accurate, efficient, and inexpensive methods of estimating basal area, trees, and aboveground biomass per acre across broad extents are needed to effectively manage forests. In this study we present such a methodology using readily available National Agriculture Imagery Program imagery, Forest Inventory Analysis samples, a two stage classification and estimation approach, .Net numeric libraries, Spatial Analyst, Function Datasets, and ArcObjects.
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CitationHogland, John S; Anderson, Nathaniel M.; Chung, Woodam; Wells, Lucas. 2014. Estimating forest characteristics using NAIP imagery and ArcObjects. In: Proceedings of the 2014 ESRI Users Conference; July 14-18, 2014, San Diego, CA. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute. Online: http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc14/papers/155_181.pdf.
KeywordsNational Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP), forest inventory, estimation
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