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LiDAR technology to map forest continuity: A municipality tool to prevent forest fires in a Wildland–Urban interface

Author(s): Anna Badia, Meritxell Gisbert
Year Published: 2020
Description:

Highlights:

• LiDAR technology is a municipality tool to map forest continuity in a wildland–urban interface.

• Mapping forest continuity of urban parcels permits prioritisation of intervention efforts to prevent forest fires.

• Moran's I permits determination of spatial autocorrelation of the Canopy Fraction Cover of urban parcels.

• The handicap of LiDAR technology for local administration is temporal resolution.

Citation: Badia A, and Gisbert M. 2020. LiDAR technology to map forest continuity: A municipality tool to prevent forest fires in a Wildland–Urban interface. Applied Geography 114: 102134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102134
Topic(s): Mapping, Fuels, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 20740
Record updated: Feb 6, 2020