This report describes a software system for detecting early-season invasive plant species, such as cheatgrass. The report includes instructions for installing the software and serves as a user's guide in processing Landsat satellite remote sensing data to map the distributions of cheatgrass and other early-season invasive plants. The software was developed for application to the semi-arid regions of southern Utah; however, the detection parameters can be altered by the user for application to other areas.
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DESI-Detection of early-season invasives (software-installation manual and user's guide version 1.0)
U.S. Geological Survey
Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center