Application of remote sensing/GIS in the analysis of hill fire impact on vegetation resources in Hong Kong

T. FUNG, Chi Yung JIM

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Abstract

Hill fire has been a severe threat to vegetation resources in country parks of Hong Kong particularly during dry hill fire seasons. This study analyzes the impact of hill fire on vegetation resources in country parks of Hong Kong using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Image classification is used to map vegetation types with SPOT multispectral and DEM data. A spatial database is developed incorporating multidate SPOT HRV data, DEM, multitemporal maps of hill fire record, drainage, park trails and roads, park facilities and vegetation maps. Overlay is used to examine the association of hill fire, various vegetation resources, topography and other environmental attributes. A logistic model is used to identify fire prone sites. Copyright © 1993 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 18-21 August 1993
EditorsSadao FUJIMURA
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Pages2073-2075
Volume4
ISBN (Print)0780312406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993

Citation

Fung, T., & Jim, C. Y. (1993). Application of remote sensing/GIS in the analysis of hill fire impact on vegetation resources in Hong Kong. In S. Fujimura (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 18-21 August 1993 (Vol. 4, pp. 2073-2075). New York: IEEE.

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