Feasiblity study for using stereo Pléiades images for deriving 3D forest parameters for the entire Alpine space region (PleiAlps)

  2017-05-01 - 2018-06-30

The overall goal of PleiAlps is to study the feasibility of using Pléiades Stereo Imagery for the entire Alpine region, which will advance the state of the art considerably in the following two aspects. Firstly, the applicability of very high resolution satellite data will be studied over forested mountain regions, thus considerably more challenging topography than usually exploited. We move beyond the state of the art by not only presenting the feasibility of performing digital surface model generation over a forest canopy, but by propagating this to products of forestry, and systematically studying the impact of acquisition geometry on product quality. Secondly, the task of high resolution satellite image exploitation will be put in the context of large area coverage, i.e. the Alps. This includes the study of the image acquisition parameters (e.g. viewing geometry) and their impact on final products. Demonstrating the feasibility of such an Alpine-wide approach will promote the exploitation of satellite images in an operational context in a challenging environment.

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  •   ETH - Bereich für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft