Basic Information
Name: SamplePoint
Acronym: none
Author/Owner/Steward: USDA ARS
Type: Tool
Platform: Standalone Windows Application
Website: SamplePoint download page|fetchname|doa

Description from Website

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. Up to three simultaneous views of each classification point, at varying zoom levels, are possible. Functional use is not limited to vegetation classification. Installation file contains SamplePoint, SPTracker, a Help Manual, a PowerPoint Tutorial and two sample images.


  • Booth D.T., S.E. Cox & R.D. Berryman. Point sampling digital imagery with ‘SamplePoint’. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 123: 97-108.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Terry Booth
Contact Email:

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