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A near-real time forest-cover map of Madagascar derived from SPOT-4 VEGETATION data

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Using SPOT-4 VEGETATION data for near-real time mapping is new. In this Letter, a robust technique for cloud decontamination of the ten-day composites is presented. A forest-cover map of Madagascar is derived from monthly images from October 1998 to September 1999 with a user's accuracy of 87.8%.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit, Space Applications Institute, TP 440-Joint Research Centre, 21020 Ispra (VA)-Italy

Publication date: 2000-11-10

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