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Remote Sensing-Based Regional Bamboo Assessment Report of Madagascar

Technical Reports
Remote Sensing-Based Regional Bamboo Assessment Report of Madagascar

Author:

Tsinghua University

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

2018

Pages:

88

Keywords:

bamboo, assessment, mapping, remote sensing, Madagascar

Mapping the spatial distribution of bamboo is necessary for biodiversity conservation, resource evaluation and ecosystem service management. This study produced a contemporary bamboo map of Madagascar for the year 2017, using 30m spatial resolution imagery. This is the first remote sensing-based bamboo resources map of its kind for Madagascar, which possesses the richest bamboo species of the African bamboo resources. The study team collected a highly reliable training and validation sample dataset by field survey and image interpretation, and developed an effective mapping process using multi-temporal image series of high temporal resolution. The producer and user accuracy of bamboo are 79% and 87.5% respectively. Bamboo area was calculated via administrative area and region.

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