The HYSOMA (Hyperspectral SOil MApper) is a software interface developed at GFZ. It is an experimental platform for soil mapping applications of hyperspectral imagery that allows easy implementation in the hyperspectral and non-hyperspectral communities (distribution under the idl-virtual machine) and gives the choice of multiple algorithms for each soil parameter. The main motivation for HYSOMA development is to provide experts and non-expert users with a suite of tools that can be used for soil applications. The algorithms focus on the fully automatic generation of semi-quantitative soil maps for key soil parameters such as soil moisture, soil organic carbon, and soil minerals (iron oxides, clay minerals, carbonates). Additional soil analyses tools were implemented to allow e.g. the derivation of quantitative maps based on in-situ data sets.
Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (1.4)