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Roelfsema, Christiaan M; Phinn, Stuart R; Maxwell, Paul; Udy, Nicola (2015): Habitat map of seagrass cover derived from a supervised moderate-spatial-resolution multi-spectral satellite image, integrated with manual delineation and coincident field data, Moreton Bay, 2004, with link to shapefile. PANGAEA,

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Roelfsema, Christiaan M; Lyons, Mitchell B; Kovacs, Eva M; Maxwell, Paul; Saunders, Megan I; Samper-Villarreal, Jimena; Phinn, Stuart R (2014): Multi-temporal mapping of seagrass cover, species and biomass: A semi-automated object based image analysis approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, 150, 172-187,
Roelfsema, Christiaan M; Phinn, Stuart R; Udy, Nicola; Maxwell, Paul (2009): An integrated field and remote sensing approach for mapping Seagrass Cover, Moreton Bay, Australia. Journal of Spatial Science, 54(1), 45-62,
Latitude: -27.365000 * Longitude: 153.310000
Moreton_Bay * Latitude: -27.365000 * Longitude: 153.310000 * Location: Moreton Bay, Brisbane, South East Queensland, Coral Sea, Australia
A supervised classification was applied to a Landsat TM5 image. This image was acquired on the 8th August 2004, 15 minutes after low tide. The image classification was applied on areas of clear waters up to three metres depth and for exposed regions of Moreton Bay. Field validation data was collected at 2800 survey sites by UQ, 18 Seagrass-Watch sites and 60 Port of Brisbane Corporation survey sites. GPS referenced field data were used as training areas for the image classification process. For this training the substrate DN signatures were extracted from the Landsat 5 TM image for field survey locations of known substrate cover, enabling a characteristic "spectral reflectance signature" to be defined for each target. The Landsat TM image, containing only those pixels in water < 3.0m deep, was then subject to minimum distance to means algorithm to group pixels with similar DN signatures (assumed to correspond to the different substrata). This process enabled each pixel to be assigned a label of either seagrass cover (0, 1-25 %, 25-50 %, 50-75 % and 75-100 %). The resulting raster data was then converted into a vector polygon file. Species information was added based on the field data and expert knowledge.
Both polygon files were joined by overlaying features of remote sensing files with the EHMP field data to produce an output theme that contains the attributes and full extent of both themes. If polygons of remote sensing were within polygons of field data the assumption was made that the remote sensing polygon was showing more detail and the underlying field polygon was deleted.
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