Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 6447003

    Capacity of High Resolution Imagery to Identify Stream Geomorphology [2006/07 Project Description Only]
Project lead: International Forest Products Ltd.
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
A critical piece of information in ecosystem based management (EBM) is understanding stream geomorphology. In order to delineate stream morphology, high spatial resolution imagery or large-scale aerial photography is required. Recently fine spatial resolution imagery collected from space-borne platforms has become a reality, offering the potential to map and monitor riparian vegetation and stream planform geomorphology.
A 200km2 image, acquired by Quickbird at both 2.8m multi-spectral and 60 cm panchromatic resolutions, centered over Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, has been purchased. This project will examine the potential of the imagery to identify alluvial features, and develop methods to classify a range of stream types and other important features such as low bench flood plain, abandoned meanders and alluvial deposits.
In addition, over a subset of the study area, LiDAR data is also available which can be used to develop a highly accurate digital elevation model (DEM), which allows information on terrain cross-sectional morphology to be extracted.
Contact: Coops, Nicholas, (604) 822-6452,

Updated August 16, 2010 

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