Vineyard area estimation using medium spatial resolution satellite imagery

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

ISSN: 1695-971X 2171-9292

Year of publication: 2008

Issue: 3

Pages: 441-452

Type: Article

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

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  • Web of Science Cited by: 7 (19-10-2023)
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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2008
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.388
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.336
  • Article influence score: 0.0
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 21/35 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2008
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.199
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Agronomy and Crop Science Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 166/286


(Data updated as of 26-02-2023)
  • Total citations: 6
  • Recent citations: 1
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 0.74


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.