The image above shows detailed map of different species in a wetland area.

The high spectral resolution achievable with hyperspectral imagery has long been used for vegetation mapping and species identification. By covering a wider spectral range with more spectral channels at a high spectral resolution, hyperspectral data has surpassed the capabilities of photogrammetry and multispectral digital imagery for all types of classification needs.

Species identification is of particular value for example for the identification of invasive species such as phragmites or insects destroying forests; or illegal drug plants such as marihuana, coca, or opium poppy.

Species detection - Specim, Spectral Imaging Ltd.