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Multi-Scale Remote Sensing-Assisted Forest Inventory: A Glimpse of the State-of-the-Art and Future Prospects

Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, P.O Box 15875-4416 Tehran, Iran
Department of Remote Sensing, University of Würzburg, Oswald Külpe Weg 86, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
Department of Visitor Management and National Park Monitoring, Bavarian Forest National Park, 94481 Grafenau, Germany
Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, D-79106 Freiburg, Germany
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Remote Sens. 2019, 11(11), 1260;
Received: 7 May 2019 / Accepted: 24 May 2019 / Published: 28 May 2019
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Advances in remote inventory and analysis of forest resources during the last decade have reached a level to be now considered as a crucial complement, if not a surrogate, to the long-existing field-based methods. This is mostly reflected in not only the use of multiple-band new active and passive remote sensing data for forest inventory, but also in the methodic and algorithmic developments and/or adoptions that aim at maximizing the predictive or calibration performances, thereby minimizing both random and systematic errors, in particular for multi-scale spatial domains. With this in mind, this editorial note wraps up the recently-published Remote Sensing special issue “Remote Sensing-Based Forest Inventories from Landscape to Global Scale”, which hosted a set of state-of-the-art experiments on remotely sensed inventory of forest resources conducted by a number of prominent researchers worldwide. View Full-Text
Keywords: remote sensing; forest resources inventory; spatial scale remote sensing; forest resources inventory; spatial scale
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Latifi, H.; Heurich, M. Multi-Scale Remote Sensing-Assisted Forest Inventory: A Glimpse of the State-of-the-Art and Future Prospects. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 1260.

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