Development of a dynamic web mapping service for vegetation productivity using earth observation and in situ sensors in a sensor web based approach

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This paper describes the development of a sensor web based approach which combines earth observation and in situ sensor data to derive typical information offered by a dynamic web mapping service (WMS). A prototype has been developed which provides daily maps of vegetation productivity for the Netherlands with a spatial resolution of 250 m. Daily available MODIS surface reflectance products and meteorological parameters obtained through a Sensor Observation Service (SOS) were used as input for a vegetation productivity model. This paper presents the vegetation productivity model, the sensor data sources and the implementation of the automated processing facility. Finally, an evaluation is made of the opportunities and limitations of sensor web based approaches for the development of web services which combine both satellite and in situ sensor sources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2371-2388
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • net primary production
  • terrestrial gross
  • solar-radiation
  • networks
  • heterogeneity
  • reflectance
  • ecosystems
  • efficiency
  • landsat
  • forest

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