Vegetation Height Model NFI

A national vegetation height model was calculated for Switzerland using digital aerial images. We used the stereo aerial images acquired by the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo using the ADS80 sensor to first calculate a digital surface model (DSM) with a very high spatial resolution (1 × 1 m). The DSM was then normalized to obtain the actual vegetation heights using a digital terrain model (DTM) based on laser data with the buildings masked out, and to produce a vegetation height model (VHM). Such a model will be calculated in the framework of the Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI) with consistent methods and a very high level of detail. For covering the whole of Switzerland, we use summer aerial images from six years.

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

Citation:

Ginzler, Christian (2018). Vegetation Height Model NFI. National Forest Inventory (NFI). doi:10.16904/1000001.1.

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DOI 10.16904/1000001.1
Publication State Published
Authors
  • Given Name: Christian  Family Name: Ginzler  Email: christian.ginzlerfoo(at)wsl.ch  ORCID: E-9544-2012  Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
Contact Person Given Name: Christian  Family Name: Ginzler  Email: christian.ginzlerfoo(at)wsl.ch  Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL  ORCID: E-9544-2012
Subtitles
Publication Publisher: National Forest Inventory (NFI)  Year: 2018
Dates
  • Type: Created  Date: 2007-05-01  End Date: 2012-09-30
  • Type: Created  Date: 2017-09-30
Version 2016 (current)
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General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
Content License Other (Specified in the description)
Last Updated November 3, 2019, 21:30 (CET)
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