Multi-Source National Forest Inventory Methods and Applications

Building on more than a decade of innovative research into multi-source forest inventory (MS-NFI) this book presents full details of the development, outputs and applications of the improved k-NN method. The method, which was pioneered in Finland in 1990, is rapidly becoming a world standard in fore...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Tomppo, Erkki, Haakana, Markus (Author), Katila, Matti (Author), Peräsaari, Jouni (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
Series:Managing Forest Ecosystems
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • List of abbreviations
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Materials. 2.1 Field data. 2.2 Satellite images. 2.3 Digital map data. 2.4 Digital elevation model. 2.5 Large area forest resource data
  • 3. Methods. 3.1 Image rectification and pre-processing of data. 3.2 Estimation
  • 4. Results. 4.1 Forest resources by municipalities. 4.2 Comparison of the results by regions and to MS-NFI8 results. 4.3 Accuracy of small-area estimates from MS-NFI8 and MS-NFI9. 4.4 Digital thematic output maps
  • 5. Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Appendix 1. Forest resource tables 1–8
  • Appendix 2. Examples of forest resource maps
  • Index