Identification of Forest Cover Loss Locations

Forest survey of India , MOEF&CC brings about comprehensive Biennial reporting of the forest cover status, however, there is a need of annual/sub-annual actionable forest cover loss information. NRSC, using the green season AWIFS data , using automated methods provides forest cover loss locations to all forest managers in the country on annual basis.

The results are well validated by the users.  These methods are used and  detected change locations at national level during 2013, 2014 and 2015 which are to tune of 5989, 2845 and 2452 No. of  locations respectively. Android mobile application has been developed for collection of field attributes. Field verification and feedback mechanism is utilised for improvement of the algorithm.