Preface: High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring and Management

Kasper Johansen, Roelfsema, Christiaan M. and Phinn, Stuart R. (2008) Preface: High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring and Management. Journal of Spatial Science, 53 1: 43-47. doi:10.1080/14498596.2008.9635134


Author Kasper Johansen
Roelfsema, Christiaan M.
Phinn, Stuart R.
Title Preface: High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring and Management
Journal name Journal of Spatial Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-8596
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14498596.2008.9635134
Open Access Status
Volume 53
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 47
Total pages 5
Editor Eugene Brown
Ken Alexander
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Spatial Sciences Institute
Language eng
Subject C1
090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
96 Environment
Abstract This special feature in the journal of Spatial Science brings together a collection of papers showing environmental monitoring and management applications of high spatial resolution remotely sensed image data. As illustrated by the papers in this special feature, and a growing number of papers in ecology, environmental management and remote sensing journals (Butler, 2006; Mumby et aL, 2001; Zanoni and Goward, 2003), there is an increasing need for spatial information derived from multi-spectral sensors at the scales of traditional aerial photography. The application of moderate spatial resolution image data has produced limited results for mapping and monitoring small features (< 10 m) within terrestrial and aquatic habitats, Such as individual tree crowns and their associated biophysical variables, coral reef structures and seagrass distribution. With nominal spatial resolutions less than 5 m x 5 m, there now exists the capacity to acquire fully radiometrically and geometrically corrected data to map and monitor complex structures and patterns of small features. High spatial resolution airborne and satellite digital image sources in various forms are now easily obtainable for agencies responsible for monitoring natural and built environments. Spatial data, including airborne and satellite images, are globally accessible thanks to Virtual Globes, such as GoogleEarth and Microsoft's Virtual Earth.
Keyword Geology
Remote Sensing
Geology
Remote Sensing
GEOGRAPHY, PHYSICAL
REMOTE SENSING
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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