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Classification Accuracy for Stratification with Remotely Sensed Data

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Tools are developed that help specify the classification accuracy required from remotely sensed data. These tools are applied during the planning stage of a sample survey that will use poststratification, prestratification with proportional allocation, or double sampling for stratification. Accuracy standards are developed in terms of an “error matrix,” which is familiar to remote sensing specialists. In addition, guidance is provided to determine when new remotely sensed classifications are needed to maintain acceptable levels of statistical precision with stratification. FOR. SCI. 49(3):402–408.
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Keywords: Forest inventory and monitoring; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forest statistics; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Project Leader Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2150 Centre Ave, Bldg. A, Suite 350, Fort Collins, CO, 80526-1891, Phone: (970) 295-5973; Fax: (970) 295-5959 [email protected] 2: Project Scientist Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2150 Centre Ave, Bldg. A, Suite 350, Fort Collins, CO, 80526-1891, Phone: (970) 295-5966 [email protected]

Publication date: 2003-06-01

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