Lviv region test site
- Space Research Institute NASU-NSAU
- Lviv region
- 49°49’48.28″N lat/ 24°00’51.50″E lon
- crop area estimation
- In-situ measurements
- crop types
- along the roads and segment surveys
Resalts of 2012 year:
1. Crop Mapping.
Crop identification and mapping is a key component of agriculture monitoring. Sich-2 data in fusion with data acquired from other sensors (ЕО-1, Landsat-5) were used for crop mapping: winter cereals, winter rapeseed, and spring crops.
Comparison of the derived crop maps with information on the parcels allows identification of potential unauthorized sowings, in particular rapeseed. Service and products are developed within collaboration with the The State Science-Technological Centre of Soil Fertility Protective of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, and Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center.
2. Crop rotation identification.
Different satellite data were used for mapping rapeseed in 2011 and 2012, and identifying parcels failing to conform to crop rotation rules for winter rapeseed. The data used are Sich-2, ЕО-1, Landsat-5 and Landsat-7.
Ground surveys were conducted in May 2012 for classification of satellite imagery and validation of the developed products. Visual photointerpretation was carried out as well. The produced thematic maps show parcels with winter rapeseed in 2011 and 2012 and parcels potentially failing to conform to crop rotation rules. Service and products are developed within collaboration with the The State Science-Technological Centre of Soil Fertility Protective of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.