Exponential Micro Scale of Forest’s Map by Satellite Data of Sensor OLI, Case Study: Forests of Golestan Province, Iran

Akram Karimi, Sara Abdollahi, Saeid Eslamian, Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari, Vijay P. Singh

Abstract


Identify and diagnosis of homogenous units and separating them and eventually planning separately for each unit are considered the most principled way to manage units of forests and creating these trustable maps of forest’s types, plays important role in making optimum decisions for managing forest ecosystems in wide areas. Field method of circulation forest and Parcel explore to determine type of forest require to spend cost and much time. In recent years, providing these maps by using digital classification of remote sensing’s data has been noticed. The important tip to create these units is scale of map. To manage more accurate, it needs larger scale and more accurate maps. Purpose of this research is comparing observed classification of methods to recognize and determine type of forest by using data of Land Cover of Modis satellite with 1 kilometer resolution and on images of OLI sensor of LANDSAT satellite with 30 kilometers resolution by using vegetation indicators and also timely PCA and to create larger scale, better and more accurate resolution maps of homogenous units of forest. Eventually by using of verification, the best method was obtained to classify forest in Golestan province’s forest located on north-east of country.


Keywords


Observed Classification; Homogenous Units; Forest Management; EVI2 Indicator; Scale

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