Mapping the effects of dry sclerophyll vegetation within the battlespace using the Leica ADS40 and GIS

Jackson, Anthony Edward (2006) Mapping the effects of dry sclerophyll vegetation within the battlespace using the Leica ADS40 and GIS. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


1st Topographical Survey Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers, provides deployable geospatial support to the Australian Defence Force. Part of this role is the production of products for use by commanders. These products provide commanders at all levels with mission specific and up to date knowledge of the terrain that he will encounter on the battlespace. Currently 1st Topographical Survey Squadron provides products that contain manmade features, hydrography, slope, surface configuration and vegetation as displayed on current mapping products. They do not provide an accurate portrayal of the effect that vegetation characteristics have on the battlespace.

Introducing these types of features will give the commander a greater knowledge of the terrain and environment that he will encounter, and will greatly improve the planning and success of the campaign.

This research explored to what extent the accuracy of the terrain analysis products currently produced by 1st Topographical Survey Squadron would increase by adding a more detailed portrayal of vegetation extracted from remote sensing data.

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ID Code: 16189
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Lawson, Gillian
Additional Information: QUT Library does not have a print copy of this thesis due to National Security requirements.
Keywords: terrain analysis, geographic information systems, remote sensing, vegetation
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Department: Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Anthony Edward Jackson
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 03:58
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 03:08

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