Very-high-resolution panoramic photography to improve conventional rangeland monitoring

Mary H. Nichols, George B. Ruyle, Illah R. Nourbakhsh

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Rangeland monitoring often includes repeat photographs as a basis for documentation. Whereas photographic equipment and electronics have been evolving rapidly, photographic monitoring methods for rangelands have changed little over time because each picture is a compromise between resolution and area covered. Advances in image sensors, storage media, and image-processing software allow enormous amounts of information to be collected efficiently and inexpensively, so multiple pictures taken at full zoom can be combined into a single high-resolution panoramic image. This project was initiated to integrate very-high-resolution panoramic images with conventional rangeland monitoring methods addressing three resource management categories: riparian areas, wildlife, and invasive species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-582
Number of pages4
JournalRangeland Ecology and Management
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Auto stitching
  • Digital photography
  • Pasture
  • Riparian
  • Wildlife

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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