The objective of this work is to assess the real potentiality of such Very High Spatial Resolution (VHSR) imagery for land-clearing management. The methodology used consists in image classification and spatial analysis in order to extract land-clearing quality, and also evaluation of land-clearing quality based on field questionnaires validated through interactions with firefighters and rangers. The development of this methodology and its application to QuickBird images-used as Pleiades data simulations-successfully showed that VHSR Imagery is useful for preventing fire risk. It seems to be a good perspective for providing operational mapping services to help land-clearing management.
Sauvagnargues, S., Ayral, P.-A., Kabar, B., Salze, D., Thierion, V., & Marechal, D. (2013). The Use of VHSR Imagery for Wildland Fire Prevention: Application to Land-Clearing Management in the South of France. Journal of Geographic Information System, 05(02), 161–174. https://doi.org/10.4236/jgis.2013.52016