Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FIA Project Y071005

    Using stereoscopic high spatial resolution satellite imagery to assess landscape and standlevel characteristics
 
Project lead: Kliparchuk, Karl
Contributing Authors: Kliparchuk, Karl A.; Collins, Denis A.; Challenger, Derek A.
Imprint: British Columbia : BC Ministry of Forests and Range, 2007
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Landslide Hazard Analysis, British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
Description:
This project is an outcome from the report, 'Managing Landslide Risk from Forest Practices in British Columbia', Forest Practices Board, FPB/SIR/14, July 2005. Some of the recommendations from this report are: - The Ministry of Forests and Range should regularly conduct inventories of landslides as part of the Forest and Range Evaluation Program, as there is no FRPA requirement for licensees to report landslides. - High spatial resolution, multispectral data collection, and stereoscopic viewing greatly improve the ability of a sensor for landslide detection. High spatial resolution, multispectral data collection, and stereoscopic viewing greatly improve the ability of a sensor for landslide detection. - IKONOS and QUICKBIRD imagery out performed SPOT imagery for landslide detection - Imagery used for landslide detection should combine three properties: high spatial resolution, multispectral data collection, and if possible, stereoscopic viewing. We propose to acquire stereoscopic IKONOS satellite imagery, which would be loaded into a softcopy photogrammetric workstation, and the imagery would be analyzed and interpreted in 3D (stereo). The methods derived from this approach would be able to be used by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range for their ongoing inventories of landslides (and possibly other resource features such as Mountain Pine Beetle attack sites), plus would provide the knowledge on landscape and stand level characteristics which can be derived from stereoscopic, high resolution satellite imagery. It would also be useful to compare landslides that occur in forested vs logged areas, or clear cut vs Variable Retention (VR) blocks.
Related projects:  FSP_Y082005FSP_Y093005FSP_Y104005

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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