Architecting a Data Compilation and Information Delivery System
Authors: Hobie Perry, Christopher Oswalt
The Forest Service conducts the Nation's forest inventory, sampling 355,000 plots across all ownerships. Traditionally, we used satellite data to inform our sampling and reporting. Now, we are inverting our paradigm so that plots inform pixels. We are building a massive raster processing environment to create continuous surfaces of forest attributes. The prototype addresses four use cases: carbon reporting, small area estimation, land use/land cover change, & sustainability assessments.