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Bilko Module 7

2. The importance of acquiring images of the appropriate scale and spatial resolution for your objectives

Author: Dr Alasdair J.Edwards, University of Newcastle, UK.

Aerial photograph from Caicos island

Aim of Lesson

To demonstrate the effects of image spatial resolution (ranging from 1 m to 80 m) on your ability to discriminate between different coastal habitats.

Learning Objectives

  1. To investigate how different major features appear at a range of spatial resolutions.
  2. To investigate the effect of image pixel size on habitat identification.
  3. To use transects across images to determine the spatial frequency of key habitats.

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