Volume XXXIX-B8
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B8, 485-486, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-485-2012
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B8, 485-486, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-485-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  30 Jul 2012

30 Jul 2012

DEVELOPMENTS IN MONITORING RANGELANDS USING REMOTELY-SENSED CROSS-FENCE COMPARISONS

A. D. Kilpatrick1, S. C. Warren-Smith2, J. L. Read1, M. M. Lewis1, and B. Ostendorf1 A. D. Kilpatrick et al.
  • 1School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
  • 2Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing, The University of Adelaide. Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

Keywords: Agriculture; Environment; Land Use; GIS; Landsat; Land Cover; Monitoring

Abstract. This paper presents a new method for the use of earth-observation images to assess relative land condition over broad regions, using a cross-fence comparison methodology. It controls for natural spatial and temporal variables (e.g. rainfall, temperature soils, ecosystem) so that we can objectively monitor rangelands and other areas for the effects of management. The method has been tested with small and large scale theoretical models, as well as a case study in South Australian rangelands. This method can also be applied in other systems and experiments such as field trials of crop varieties as a robust spatial statistic.