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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A Weed Manager's Guide to Remote Sensing and Gis-Mapping and Monitoring

Authors
item Hunt, Earle
item Everitt, James
item Hamilton, Randy - USDA FS RSAC

Submitted to: USDA Forest Service Research Notes
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: May 9, 2005
Publication Date: August 1, 2005
Citation: Hunt, E.R., Everitt, J.H., Hamilton, R. 2005. A weed managers guide to remote sensing and GIS-mapping and monitoring. USDA Forest Service Research Notes. http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/rsac/invasivespecies/documents/Distinguishing_characteristics3.pdf

Technical Abstract: Mapping invasive weeds using remote sensing requires matching sensor and platform requirements to the weed's biological traits. there are a wide variey of aircraftand satellite data available, which differ in spectral resolution (number of bands), spatial resolution (pixel size), temporal resolution (repeat frequency, if applicable), and cost (low cost to expensive). There are four major methods to detect invasive weed: the air of interpretation, supervised classification, unsupervised classification, and feature analysis. Error assessment is a critical element of weed mapping, and requires detailed data collection and analysis.

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