It is necessary to identify the current situation of our rural land in the context of the limited natural resources and environmental capacity of the Earth. The actual vegetation map indicates such stand conditions as climate, soil, and historical human impacts. However, current vegetation mapping needs to add further information to indicate the potential of existing vegetation for multiple environmental conservation function. This study attempts to developed a more practical vegetation mapping method based on image processing of aerial photographs. This case study of a dynamiv vegetation map illustrates three levels of rank including tree height, branching width, and tree stand density. From the analysis of this dynamic vegetation map, a tentative vegetation diagnosis map was also developed for designating five categories of conservation functions or situations of actual vegetation which are: 1) sustainability, 2) air quality, 3) landscape, 4) biodiversity, 5) biomass.
|Translated title of the contribution||Basic Studies on a Dynamic Vegetation Mapping System and its Utilization as a Tool for Rural Country Land Conservation(PAPERS OF THE 15th SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MEETING)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 28 1997|