Interactive Access and Processing of Multispectral Imagery: The User in the Loop

  • Bruno Simões
  • Stefano Piffer
  • Angelo Carriero
  • Giuseppe Conti
  • Raffaele De Amicis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 43)


Accessing and processing of multispectral imagery in an interactive way is essential to a number of operational scenarios. This paper illustrates their use in the context of forest management and planning, by presenting the results of a system that allows operators to access large repositories of geographical data, including multi-spectral imaging, and to process them in a very user friendly way. The project has seen the involvement of personnel from a local planning authority and it has provided the chance to confront with a number of issues related to today’s large availability of airborne and satellite data. This is challenging current technologies, creating a potential information overload. The paper will illustrate how the use of interactive 3D technologies to access and process multi-spectral data within a comprehensive framework capable to manage a large variety of different geographical information, can be beneficial to reduce access time to information and to improve the entire decision-making process.


environmental planning satellite imaging web-based access 3D GeoVisual analytics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Simões
    • 1
  • Stefano Piffer
    • 1
  • Angelo Carriero
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Conti
    • 1
  • Raffaele De Amicis
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione GraphitechTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Provincia Autonoma di Trento – Servizio Foreste e FaunaTrentoItaly

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