Peat Mapping

This chapter reports the review we conducted on Indonesian peat distribution maps and mapping techniques by using remote sensing and existing peat maps. Existing and available peat maps are listed and introduced how those distributions were derived, viz. Digital Chart of the World (ESRI. The digital chart of the world for use with ARC/INFO software. ESRI, Redlands, 1993), Digital Soil map of the World (FAO. FAO-Unesco Soil Map of the World, 1:5 000 000, Vol. 1, Legend. UNESCO, Paris, p 1, 1974), Land System Maps (RePPProT. Land systems and land suitability series at 1:250,000 scale, Accompanying Maps of Review, Central Kalimantan, Irian Jaya, East whti South Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Maluku with Nusa Tenggara, and Jawa with Bali. Regional Physical Planning Programme for Transmigration. UK Overseas Development Administration and Directorate Bina Program. Jakarta, Ministry of Transmigration Programme for Transmigration, 1985–1989), peatland distribution and carbon content maps (Wetlands International 2003–2006) and primeval forests and peatlands moratorium maps (Kementrian Kehutanan. Peta Moratorium Rev. 1–5 Indeks Peta Indikatif Penundaan Izin adalah Peta Lampiran SURAT KEPUTUSAN MENTERI KEHUTANAN REPUBLIK INDONESIA. Skala 1:250.000, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia, 2011–2013). A method and the output map of the peat thickness distribution were also introduced. Peat thickness of Central Kalimantan peat swamp forest was predicted from forest phonology type classified map derived from multi-seasonal NOAA-AVHRR remote sensing imagery.
  • Authors: Shimada, S., Takada, M., Takahashi, H.
  • Author Affiliation: Tokyo University of Agriculture, Hosei University, Hokkaido Institute of Hydro-climate
  • Subjects: peatlands, mapping, peat soils, remote sensing, imagery
  • Publication type: Chapter
  • Source: Osaki, M., Tsuji, N. (eds). 2016. Tropical Peatland Ecosystems. 455-467
  • Year: 2016
  • ISSN: 978-4-431-55681-7
  • DOI:
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