Mapping of summer crops in the State of Paraná, Brazil, through the 10-day spot vegetation NDVI composites

Gleyce K. D. Araújo, Jansle V. Rocha, Rubens A. C. Lamparelli, Agmon M. Rocha
2011 Engenharia Agrícola  
The search for low subjectivity area estimates has increased the use of remote sensing for agricultural monitoring and crop yield prediction, leading to more flexibility in data acquisition and lower costs comparing to traditional methods such as census and surveys. Low spatial resolution satellite images with higher frequency in image acquisition have shown to be adequate for cropland mapping and monitoring in large areas. The main goal of this study was to map the Summer crops in the State of
more » ... Paraná, Brazil, using 10-day composition of NDVI SPOT Vegetation data for 2005/2006, 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 cropping seasons. For this, a supervised digital classification method with Parallelepiped algorithm in multitemporal RGB image composites was used, in order to generate masks of Summer cultures for each 10-day composition. Accuracy assessment was performed using Kappa index, overall accuracy and Willmott's concordance index, resulting in good levels of accuracy. This methodology allowed the accomplishment, with free and low resolution data, of the mapping of Summer cultures at State level.
doi:10.1590/s0100-69162011000400014 fatcat:jljbyolvkbebpjrcfgumz5x6vq