Landsat-II Digital Data-Analysis and Mt Tarawera Vegetation
- Biological Sciences Department, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
- Present address: Remote Sensing Section, Physics and Engineering Laboratory, DSIR, Private Bag, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Digital data collected by Landsat II satellite were used to produce a vegetation map of Mt Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand. The accuracy of this map, when checked in the field, varied for each class of vegetation; low stature and cover vegetation were more reliably classified than tall forest. The average probability of a resolution unit being correctly classified (with 95% confidence limits) was 65% when strict vegetation class definitions were used, and 88 % when more flexible definitions were adopted.