Remote sensing technology for mangrove forest mapping Banggi Island

Aimimuliani Adam (2006) Remote sensing technology for mangrove forest mapping Banggi Island. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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A study of mangrove forest mapping using remote sensing and GIS technology was conducted in Banggi Island, Kudat. The objectives of this study were to map mangrove area in Banggi Island using SPOT 5 image for year of 2003 and to determine the total area of mangrove area. ERDAS IMAGINE 8.5 software was fully used for digital image processing. Some of the important procedure were applied are image pre-processing, image enhancement, image classification and accuracy assessment. This study produced a mangrove forest map of Banggi Island with accuracy assessment of 83.89010. A total mangrove area of 6750 hectares can be determined. Mangrove forest area covers 15% of total Banggi Island area. Remote sensing and GIS technology are very useful tools and is also a time saving and cost effective method for mapping mangrove forest. In addition, remote sensing and GIS application can produce output with high accuracy if the image processing procedure is done correctly and the groundtruthing is carried out.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: mangrove forest mapping, GIS technology, remote sensing, Banggi Island, ERDAS IMAGINE 8.5
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 07:19
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 04:48

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