Separation of citrus plantations from forest cover using landsat imagery

Ozdemir I., Koch B., Asan U., Gross C. -., Hemphill S.

ALLGEMEINE FORST UND JAGDZEITUNG, vol.178, pp.208-212, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 178
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-212
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The development of a National Forest Inventory (NFI) process is mandatory for Turkey as a country in the process of negotiations for European Union membership. Research is currently being under-taken into developing an appropriate model for a NFI suitable for Turkey's forest conditions. This study was undertaken within the framework of a cooperative project that explores the potential applications of satellite data for the development of a Turkish NFI. The main goal of the study is to determine the ability to discriminate between citrus orchards and other agricultural areas from forest cover using Landsat ETM+ data in a selected area in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey.