Effectiveness of landscape Spatial Metrics with reference to the Spatial Resolutions of Remote Sensing Data
Bharath H. Aithal 1,2                Bharath Settur 1                Durgappa Sanna D.2                 Ramachandra T V 1,2,3,*
1 Energy & Wetlands Research Group, Center for Ecological Sciences [CES], 2 Centre for Sustainable Technologies (astra), 3 Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning [CiSTUP], Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 012, India
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Landscape metrics are quantitative spatial measures aid in the landscape’s spatial pattern analysis.  Understanding the role and capability of spatial metrics with the remote sensing data of various spatial resolutions for quantifying landscape patterns is crucial in assessing the landscape dynamics and the potential of spatial metrics. The objective of this communication is to analyse the role of the landscape metrics using multi-resolution (spatial) remote sensing data for quantifying landscape patterns. Sensitivity and effectiveness in quantifying the spatial pattern components were analyzed with the data from various sensors of differing resolutions for the month of January considering part of Greater Bangalore as a sample space and, and considering 6 widely used landscape spatial metrics. The results indicate that all of these landscape metrics, were significantly dependent on the spatial resolution of the remote sensing data

General Terms
Measurement, Performance, Reliability.

Keywords: Landscape, Metrics, Resolution.

Citation : Bharath H Aithal, Bharath Setturu, Sanna Durgappa D and Ramachandra T. V., (2012), Effectiveness of landscape Spatial Metrics with reference to the Spatial Resolutions of Remote Sensing Data, Proceedings of India Conference on Geo-spatial Technologies & Applications 2012, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 12-14 April, 2012.
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  Dr. T.V. Ramachandra
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