High resolution mapping of the shore wetlands of Lake Balaton and Kis-Balaton

Starting, ending: 
June, 2010 to May, 2012

Lake Balaton is a large shallow lake in western Hungary with shore wetlands that have been in decline since the 1970s. Airborne Laser Scanning (ASL) was applied to data acquisition. Based on the expert-based decision tree classification of an airborne laser scanning survey, it has been demonstrated that ALS is a suitable tool on its own for mapping reed wetland vegetation to the level of the dominant genus and reed health classes, with an overall accuracy of 82.71% and a Cohen’s Kappa of 0.802.