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Abstract

In Germany, forest distribution and forest composition have been mapped on a scale of 1: 10 000 for national forest departments and also for community forests and large private forests. No map information, however, is available for small private forests covering about 32% of the total forested area of the country. An up-to-date forest map is needed which shows at least the main forest types at a scale of 1: 100 000 or 1: 200 000 and which can be used for regional planning purposes. A study was performed in order to investigate the possibilities of satellite imagery for compiling such maps. The forest map of Nuremberg on a scale of 1: 200 000 has been worked out together with the map sheets of Regensburg and Augsburg. The three map sheets cover about 33% of the area of Bavaria. Six forest stand types were to be classified on the basis of LANDSAT TM data. In part of the Nuremberg map sheet, in the forest district of Allersberg, investigations of biotic damage were performed to demonstrate the application of satellite remote sensing to biotic damage assessment.

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Authors: KEIL M, German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen (DE);SCHARDT M, German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen (DE);SCHUREK A, German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen (DE);WINTER R, German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Satellite Remote Sensing Forest Atlas of Europe (1995)
Record Number: 199810010 / Last updated on: 1998-02-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en