Integrated HS and ALS Remote Sensing Data Sources to Develop Green Corridors in Sopron Mountains

János Tamás, Éva Bozsik, Péter Riczu, Gálya Bernadett, Miklós Herdon, Stelian Nistor, János Fehér, Charles Burriel, Herman Heilmeier

Abstract


The green corridors are part of the European Union rural landscapes, but the regional increase in size of agricultural parcels had a significant effect on European land use in the 20th century. This effect radically reduced the coverage of natural forest. One ecological problem with the remaining forests is the partial missing of the network connecting the parts with ecological green corridors. Another economical problem is the verifiability for the payment system of agroforestry. Remote sensing methods are currently used to supervise monitoring the arable lands, plantations, natural reserve areas, as well as to help for the European Union payment system. Nowadays the airborne hyperspectral (HS) and LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging; ALS) remote sensing technologies are becoming of more widespread use. They can be applied especially in spatial decision support system (SDSS), used in decisions about for nature, environment, forests, agriculture protection, conservation and monitoring, as well as for monitoring of biomass production. Our site selection model was the first step towards planning an agroforestry plantation which uses these integrated technologies to connect the parts with green corridors.

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DOI: 10.17700/jai.2014.5.2.146

Journal of Agricultural Informatics