The observed biophysical cover of the earth's surface. Data are essential elements in a wide array of government and private sector activities, including inventory, management, monitoring, and modeling.

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Hard wood tree and Soft wood(shrubs) Vegetation Differentiaton

How I Differentiate Hard wood tree (like Mango, Sal) and Soft wood(shrubs like reed) Vegetation using Multispectral or Hyperspectral Image? I have TM, ETM, OLI, Hyperion, Aster Image and ERDAS 2011, ...
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Classification of digital orthophoto

I have digital orthophotographs from 2013 that I'm attempting to classify in an effort to extract all the cultivated/pasture land from. I'm using the "Reclassify by Ascii File" tool for this ...
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What CRS is the USGS Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base?

I have trouble bringing land cover data from the USGS into a "decent" coordinate system. I obtained an .img file of the "Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0" from ...
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Combining tiff with shapefile

I have a geotiff image with a D_WGS_1984 Datum of land cover for the continental US and I want to be able to merge it with a US counties shapefile. What is the fasters and best way to do this? My ...
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Calculating ground cover along a path

I'm trying to figure out an efficient way of pulling data about ground cover along a specific path, where I know the starting lat/long and the end lat/long. I've found that the USGS has ground cover ...
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Problems with Reclassify and RemapRange in ArcPy?

I'm having a bit of trouble with a script that uses ArcPy. I keep getting the following error: ExecuteError: ERROR 000622: Failed to execute (Reclassify). Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000628: ...
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Use Google Earth for land cover classification accuracy evaluation?

I am doing land cover classification with an hyperspectral image of Santa Barbara, CA. The spatial resolution is 6.4 meters but I couldn't find any high spatial resolution land truth data for ...
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What kind of raster mosaicking to use in land cover analysis

I have to mosaic two rasters (Landsat ETM+ scenes) to one single image and then analyse its land cover. Which option to use to avoid seeing a distinct line in the place where two different ...
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land Use land cover classification

I am working on Land Use/Land Cover Classification of the Hindon river(India) watershed extracted using Aster DEM. Landsat 8 scenes had been used and mosaicked for the required AOI using the Watershed ...
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how to use arcGIS to calculate the Conversion Probability certain land use to other land use?

I am doing dissertation about [predicting future urban expansion for Shannon River Basin In Ireland using Cellular Automata model and arcGIS] so at this stage I would like to calculation the ...
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GlobCover 2009 dataset - importing legend and colormap values into R

Does anyone know how to import a legend for a raster layer (loaded as a .tif) into R such that it can be attached to the raster file itself and used in plotting? In this case, I am using the GLC2009 ...
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Land cover modifications in different time periods

I have several shapefiles which contain buildings built in different periods from 1948 to 2013. My question is how could I see which buildings for example in were built 1948 but are missing in later ...
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LULC using SAR data

I have a Geocoded SAR data with me. I have to perform LULC classification. I have been given a shapefile (vector data) with the different LULC categories of the region. The region is mainly composed ...
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How do you classify unclassified pixels in a land cover geotiff tile?

While printing out the raw pixel values of a GEOTIFF land cover tile I found 90 % of pixels have normal values i.e. those that the documentation describes (8 bit integers describing a land cover ...
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Effects of heterogeneous vegetation in mapping canopy cover using randomForest in R

I have a 5.8 m resolution satellite image (LISS IV by IRS-P6, in bands 4, 3 and 2) of a densely forested region in the Eastern Himalayas. My objective is to predict regions of canopy cover. Regions of ...
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The stability of randomForest models after increasing predictor variables

With reference to the posts: Incorporating terrain data to predict canopy cover using randomForest in R and Random-Forest Classification of 10cm Imagery for species-distribution in R (no point-shapes) ...
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Incorporating terrain data to predict canopy cover using randomForest in R

This is a subjective question. Thank you bearing with me. I have a 5.8 m resolution satellite image (LISS IV by IRS-P6, in bands 4, 3 and 2) of a densely forested region in the Eastern Himalayas. My ...
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Creating raster depicting landcover/use change in ArcMap?

How would I create a conversion matrix in ArcMap 10.2.2 to display the changes between two rasters (Land Use Land Cover Maps)? I have produced Land Use Cover Change maps from temporal satellite ...
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Legend of CORINE land cover in ArcGIS 10.x layer file

I am looking for the legend of Land Cover (Corine Land Cover) for ArcsGIS 10.x. as a layer (.lyr) file. I want to symbolize the classes without setting the RGB color values one by one; especially for ...
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Calculate cover loss between years using r.mapcalc

I am working on forest cover raster data for 2 years and am interested in areas with >5% loss in forest cover. I am pretty new in GRASS GIS, so any suggestions for how to create a difference map of ...
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Random Forest to estimate land use in past with Landsat

I am new in Machine Learning and in R. I am working in my Master thesis. I am trying to estimate the LULC of the years 1984, 1990, 2000, 2011, 2014 for characterizing the forest dynamics. I have for ...
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Calculating forest connectivity for raster

I'm trying to calculate some sort of forest connectivity value for each pixel in my land cover classification. I would like to do this by calculating how many other forest pixels are directly ...
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When parametric classifiers fail?

In which situations are statistical assumptions (e.g. multivariate normal distribution within spectral classes) for parametric classifiers (e.g. maximum likelihood ) not valid for land-cover ...
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Estimating vegetation composition from digital images

I am running a Master's project researching Greater prairie-chicken nest and brood survival. Some of my intended covariates include local vegetation measures using digital imagery. I would like to use ...
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How calculate pixel by pixel the mode (statistic) of multiple rasters (geotiff)?

I have 12 land cover maps, and I would like to calculate the mode to each pixel of the 12 maps (they have the same resolution and dimension). I mean, the final map would be the mode for each pixel of ...
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Calculating gain and loss area of vegetation land from two lines representing different years using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How can I calculate a gain and loss area of vegetation land having two different lines that represents vegetation in different years. Edit: There are two polylines, one represents the edge of ...
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Globcover 2009v2.3 Legend Qgis

How can I add a legend to a raster to the Globcover land cover dataset in QGIS without plugins? The data can be found here http://due.esrin.esa.int/globcover/ Unfortunately, as far as I know, QGIS ...
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How to calculate areas in raster files

I got three files. The first is a shape file for country boundaries and the second and third are two raster files with the global land covers for 2005 and 2009. I'm thus encharged to calculate the ...
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Estimating tree cover (or other vegetative cover) over impervious cover using NLCD data

Has anyone attempted to estimate tree cover or general vegetative cover over impervious cover using the NLCD data sets? The provided layers (land classification, tree cover, impervious cover) could ...
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Automation of Land Use composition in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have two shapefiles I'd like to process: A Polygon shapefile with 1000 features representing lakes covering a specific area, and; A Polygon shapefile with the Land Use ...
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Public Categorized LULC Data for Sweden (Better than CORINE?)

I am looking for categorized Land Use Land Cover for the country of Sweden - as similar to the NLCD data for the United States as I can possibly get. So far, the best I can find is the 100 meter ...
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filling the attributes according to intersection of two layers (Postgresql)

How to automatically fill attributes of a point layer according to the exact position in the polygon layer? I mean how to write a command in PostgreSQL to automatically fill the attributes by the ...
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Creating forest patches from land cover layer?

I have a land cover layer from which I've extracted the tree canopy class and set all values that are not tree to NULL. I've also converted it to a vector and exploded it to make single part features. ...
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Reclassify on land cover raster won't work

I'm new to GIS so I apologize if this question is basic but I couldn't find my answer online. I'm trying to reclassify a land cover raster from the National Land Cover Database. I want to reclassify ...
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Extracting tree crown areas from remote sensing data (visual images and LiDAR)

I am looking for a method to process a remote sensing image and extract the crown areas of the individual trees from the image. I have both visual wavelength areal imagery, and lidar data from the ...
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Comparing unclassified super-objects with classified sub-objects

I have two shapefiles exported from ecognition. the first shapefile contains the land cover classification and the 2nd one contains unclassified superobjects of the 1st shapefile. I want to compute ...
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Total area of ArcGIS Intersect output is NOT equal to the smaller input?

I have two polygon inputs that share the same projected coordinate system - one is land cover data, the second is parcel data (of smaller total area). When I execute a standard geoprocessing ...
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Equivalent of CORINE land cover data sets for rest of world

I am looking for the equivalent of CORINE land cover data sets (100 meters) for the rest of the world; not merely urban areas but any area in general. I see sousa's question unanswered so I thought I ...
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Extraction of pixels from layerstacked NDVI image

How do I get rice pixels only from layerstack NDVI (modis) or SASI image? I also have a thematic rice image Please tell me how to do in erdas.
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How to use WEKA J48 classifier for satellite image classifications

Basically I am trying to build a tool from WEKA software using the J48 classifier for automatic satellite image classification to build landuse land cover maps. Could somebody please help, as I am not ...
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How to calculate raster data in vector area?

I have two layers. One is a layer of USA ecoregions (there are 9 ecoregions). It is not raster (so it's vector?). The other layer is the National Land Use Data set (so I know where there's ...
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Mapinfo Conversion Plugins

I have created a land classification using QGIS in Geotiff format and need to convert this to Mapinfo format. I tried to used the conversion tool file type (Northwood Classified Grid Format .grc ...
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Easy Guide to ESA satellite data?

Can anybody provide user friendly guidance to ESA datasets? What is available? When will new stuff be available? I struggle to work out what might be interesting amongst the many websites and their ...
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Maxent output clips to minimum extent of all input variables

I am experiencing an issue with the spatial extent of my output ASC files. I am using the UK Land Cover Map (LCM) 2007 at 25 metres resolution as a categorical variable in my Maxent modelling, ...
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Where can I find official Land Use/Land Cover GIS data for Ecuador?

Right now I'm specifically looking for Land Use/Land Cover data but things like roads and soils would be handy in the future as well. In the U.S. my source for nationwide LULC data would be the ...
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How to add polygon layer into raster data?

I performed a supervised land-use classification with Erdas. Landsat data was used in ArcGIS to Digitize urban areas as polygon shapefile. I want to insert these polygons into the land-use raster ...
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How to create several header files to open AVHRR NDVI3g (GIMMS) files?

I have downloaded GIMMS NDVI3g data from http://ecocast.arc.nasa.gov/data/pub/gimms/3g/ I now need to open the files in arcgis. I have the follwing GRID PARAMETERS: grid-name: Geographic Lat/Lon ...
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Extract individual land cover classes from NLCD dataset in ENVI

I have a National Land Cover Dataset with 16 different classes. Is there a way to extract the pixels from each individual class and save it as a GeoTiff using ENVI (either Classic or 5.0) so that in ...
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Habitat fragmentation tool error

I am trying to calculate the habitat fragmentation of a forested region in Africa in order to protect the areas less fragmented. I have used the tool "Landscape Fragmentation Tool V2 requiring Spatial ...
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Distinguish between the types of cultivated crops in remote sensing

I recently produced map of LULC but there is the difficulty of distinguishing between the types of crops. Is there a method to distinguish between the types of cultivated crops such as wheat, barley, ...