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Cartographie des châtaigniers en Alsace

Mapping of chestnut trees in Alsace. This image was produced by SERTIT (Regional Agency for Image Processing and Remote Sensing), an ICube laboratory platform. It uses space imagery to assist in environmental management by surveillance and monitoring of forests, species recognition or mapping of vegetation in urban areas for example. Remote sensing is a means of holistic, detailed, homogeneous and rapid evaluation of the green belt and provides assistance to managers and decisionmakers in respect of these natural areas. The analysis provided thus benefits all stakeholders in the timber sector through improved characterisation and exploitation of the resource.

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