GEOTECNOLOGIAS NO MAPEAMENTO DA CULTURA DO CAFÉ EM ESCALA MUNICIPAL / Geotechnologies in Coffee crop mapping at municipality scale

Revista Sociedade & Natureza. 2008;20(1):101-110

 

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Journal Title: Revista Sociedade & Natureza

ISSN: 0103-1570 (Print); 1982-4513 (Online)

Publisher: Editora da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Society/Institution: Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Environmental sciences | Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese

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AUTHORS

Maurício Alves Moreira
Marco Aurélio Barros
Bernardo Friedrich Theodor Rudorff

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Coffee crop, an important economic and social activity to Brazil, is a segment of the agro-business thathas not updated information about its agroecosystem and the productive profile. The present workcomes to corroborate in the sense to develop and/or adequate fundamental methods in geotechnologiesthat may significantly contribute to the delimitation and characterization of the coffee crop in MinasGerais State. As a pilot study area the municipalities of Aguanil, Boa Esperança, Campo Belo andCristais were selected. In the development of the work images from CCD sensor on board of CBERSsatellite and images from TM sensor on board of Landsat-5 were used. Images were classified using thesupervised Maxver classifier followed by a manual interpretation on the computer screen. The resultsshowed that it was possible to identify and map coffee crop areas through the use of remote sensingsatellite images.