chapter  10
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Object-Based Image Analysis for Vegetation Mapping and Monitoring ���������������

ByThomas Blaschke, Kasper Johansen, Dirk Tiede

Environmental monitoring requirements, conservation goals, spatial planning enforcement, and ecosystem-oriented natural resources management, to name just a few drivers, lend considerable urgency to the development of operational solutions that can extract

CONTENTS

10.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 241 10.2 Object-Based Image Analysis for Remotely Sensed Vegetation Mapping ................ 243

10.2.1 Object-Based Image Analysis ............................................................................... 243 10.2.2 Object-Based Image Analysis and Increasing Spatial Resolution .................. 244 10.2.3 Remote Sensing of Vegetation .............................................................................. 246 10.2.4 State-of-the-Art Object-Based Image Analysis of Vegetation .......................... 248

10.2.4.1 Vegetation Inventory and Classication .............................................. 248 10.2.4.2 Change Detection .................................................................................... 248 10.2.4.3 High Spatial Resolution Optical Data .................................................. 249 10.2.4.4 Light Detection and Ranging Data ....................................................... 249 10.2.4.5 Incorporating Nonspectral Information ..............................................250

10.3 Case Studies of Object-Based Image Analysis for Mapping Vegetation ................... 251 10.3.1 Case Study 1: Mapping Plant Projective Cover within Riparian Zones