Vineyard area estimation using medium spatial resolution satellite imagery

  1. Rodríguez Pérez, José Ramón
  2. Álvarez López, Carlos José
  3. Miranda, D.
  4. M.F. Álvarez
Spanish journal of agricultural research

ISSN: 1695-971X 2171-9292

Datum der Publikation: 2008

Nummer: 3

Seiten: 441-452

Art: Artikel

DOI: 10.5424/SJAR/2008063-337 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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The European Union requires member states to estimate their wine growing potential. For this purpose, most member states have developed or updated vineyard registers. The present study suggests locating vineyards using medium spatial resolution satellite imagery. The work was carried out using Landsat images that were validated for the Designation of Origin «Bierzo», León, Spain. The methodology described in this paper yields a producer�s accuracy of 0.88 and a user�s accuracy of 0.63. The vineyard areas for each municipality were estimated from the classified images by linear regression, with fits of R2 > 0.80. The method gives good results at the municipal scale.