Vegetation Height Model NFI

DOI

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.

Identifier
DOI https://doi.org/10.16904/1000001.1
Source https://www.envidat.ch/dataset/vegetation-height-model-nfi
Metadata Access https://www.envidat.ch/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite&identifier=oai:envidat.ch:d0e70abe-cc8a-4d91-8798-fa2d9991230f
Provenance
Creator Christian Ginzler (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL)
Publisher National Forest Inventory (NFI)
Contributor Christian Ginzler; EnviDat
Publication Year 2018
Funding Reference Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).
Rights Other (Specified in the description)
OpenAccess true
Contact envidat(at)wsl.ch
Representation
Language English
Format TXT; PDF; JPEG
Size 88 bytes; 6375018 bytes
Version 2016 (current)
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (5.916W, 45.741S, 10.574E, 47.857N); Switzerland