SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Listing Projects - Activity Type of Imagery (8)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Hydrographic Surveys & Aerial Photography 1:30,000 aerial photography on coastal parts of Efate Uncategorised (UC) Imagery 1984
Mapserver Installation Installation of Mapserver to the Lands Department, Government of Vanuatu (Is also available online- Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Imagery 2004
Purchase of a SPOT image of Samoa A single SPOT image covering the coast of northern Upolu was purchased which is required for Samoa's coastal and nearshore GIS project. Techsec also noted that colour air photos might be more suitable rather than SPOT imagery. Coastal Processes (CP) Imagery 1989
Seabed Mapping - GLORIA Survey To image (bathymetry) using the GLORIA system the EEZ's of Guam and FSM. Data Management (DM) Imagery 1992
Collection of Image Reference Points within Nadi- Ba Corridor, Fiji Islands The Nadi – Ba Corridor pan-sharpened QuickBird images have a pixel resolution of 60 cm. The images came in geo-referenced, but not geometrically corrected and could not be used for 1:5,000 mapping. The average shift is about 18 meters. A survey of reference image points (RIPS) was carried out in the Nadi – Ba Corridor to rectify this shift. The Survey was carried out by SOPAC and in collaboration with the Mineral Resources Department and Lands and Survey Lautoka office. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Imagery 2009
Vegetation Mapping & Monitoring The GIS & RS Section performed vegetation mapping and monitoring at the following different locations: (a) forest change detection at 1: 50, 000 scale for seven main islands in Fiji. (b) forest change detection at 1: 10, 000 for 2 islands of the Lau Group in Fiji (Ono-i-Lau and Fulaga). c) Vegetation and land cover mapping currently underway for low-lying islands in Kiribati and Tuvalu. Forest change detection at 1:50,000 scale is ongoing with the Fiji Forestry Department. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Imagery 2010
Establishment of Reference Image Points (continued) It is common in PICs for geo-referenced image data not to fit in the corresponding geographic position on the ground. Geometric re-correction is carried out on image data to account for this inaccuracy. This procedure requires that the x and y coordinates of a point that is visible on the image be known in exact terms. Such points are called Reference Image Points (RIP). For image data of sub-metre resolution these points must have decimetre accuracy, which requires survey grade GPS equipment. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Imagery 2010
Coral Coast Imagery SE Viti Levu To secure high resolution multi- spectral satellite imagery of the coral coast. The community of Tagaqe, along the Coral Coast have reported that during the period 1994-1998 they noted an increase in erosion of the shoreline with major erosion occurring both on the eastern and western flanks of the village. Following on a Sustianable Coastal Resources workshop held at the USP supported jiontly by the USP and Rhodes Island University delineated the Coral coast of South east viti Levu as the pilot project area. The purpose of securing high resoluton multispectral image data for this area provides the necessary backdrop in which to base the studies on. Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GIS) Imagery 2002