Remote sensing applications for sampling design of natural resources

Guangxing Wang, George Z. Gertner

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When natural resources are mapped using remotely sensed images, sampling design strategies are required to collect field observations of variables of interest at the selected locations and at the same time to create spatial explicit estimates of the variables (Brus and de Gruijter 1997). Moreover, the obtained ground data can also be used to assess the quality of the resulting maps (Campbell and Wynne 2011). Thus, selection of sampling design strategies is very critical for both mapping and accuracy assessment of natural resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing of Natural Resources
EditorsGuangxing Wang, Qihao Weng
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781466556935
ISBN (Print)9781466556928
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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