Open-File Report 2010-1302
This report describes a software system for detecting early-season invasive plant species, such as cheatgrass. The report includes instructions for installing the software and serves as a user’s guide in processing Landsat satellite remote sensing data to map the distributions of cheatgrass and other early-season invasive plants. The software was developed for application to the semi-arid regions of southern Utah; however, the detection parameters can be altered by the user for application to other areas.
First posted February 14, 2011
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Kokaly, R.F., 2011, DESI—Detection of early-season invasives (software-installation manual and user’s guide version 1.0): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1302, 39 p.
Installation of Software
Module 1. Landsat Raw Digital Number to Radiance
Module 2. Landsat Radiance to Reflectance
Module 3. Landsat Masking
Module 4. Landsat Cheatgrass Detection
Appendix 1. Log file from “Module 1. Landsat Raw Digital Number to Radiance”
Appendix 2. Log file from “Module 2. Landsat Radiance to Reflectance.”
Appendix 3. Log file from “Module 3. Landsat Masking.”
Appendix 4. Log file from “Module 4. Landsat Cheatgrass Detection.”