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SamplePoint: A manual image-analysis program
Entry ID: USDA_ARS_SamplePoint

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Abstract: SamplePoint is a manual image-analysis program designed to facilitate vegetation cover measurements from nadir digital images of any scale. Operating essentially as a digital point frame, the software loads images, places classification points on the image, and stores classification data to a database as the user classes each point. Functional use is not limited to vegetation classification. Installation file contains SamplePoint, a Help Manual, a PowerPoint Tutorial and several sample images.

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Description: Complete the download form in order to download SamplePoint.
Service Citation
Originators: Booth D.T., S.E. Cox & R.D., USDA Agricultural Research Service
Title: SamplePoint: A manual image-analysis program
Release_Date: 2006
Service Keywords

Access Constraints User must complete a form in order to download the software.
Use Constraints Minimum PC requirements for basic performance: Windows 2000 with .NET Framework 1.1 installed, 40 MB hard disk space, Microsoft Excel installed, 512 MB RAM.

Before installing SamplePoint, it is highly recommended that the user perform all recommended updates for the Windows operating system at
This will fix almost all software-related difficulties.
Ancillary Keywords
Image Analysis
Image Classification
Vegetation Cover

Service Provider
USDA/ARS > Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL:

Service Provider Personnel
Phone: 254-770-6500
Fax: 254-770-6561
Contact Address:
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
808 E. Blackland Rd.
City: Temple
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 76502
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Booth D.T., S.E. Cox & R.D. Berryman. 2006. Point sampling digital imagery with "SamplePoint". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 123: 97-108. (PDF; 486Kb)
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-05-23
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-04-24
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