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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Predicting (forecasting) Land-cover

I have 4 layers of past and base on them I want to predict the future land-cover expansion or compression.. I understand there are many models like SLEUTH and many other but I just want a simple ...
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Land cover generation

I am working on a river watershed on QGIS and I need a land cover map. I have a good raster of land use data with 15 m resolution for year 2015, but it covers around the 90 % of the basin. I have ...
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Making NLCD92-styled land cover image from Landsat Images

I'm still fairly inexperienced with using qGIS and handling different image file types. Things I have completed: With a plugin called Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin, I was able to download ...
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Learning resources for SAR images

I would like to learn more on processing SAR images (general characteristics, pre-processing, filtering), in particular Sentinel-1, for crop monitoring (paddy rice in particular) in areas where ...
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How to simplify a land cover classification in QGIS

I have recently completed a land use classification using over 100 ROIs for 5 different land cover classes and it has developed what looks like a highly specific spectral signature for each class. ...
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QGIS image classification to use maximum likelihood, minimum distance or spectral angle algorithm?

This should be a straight forward one... I have selected over 100 ROIs from ground truthed data. I am using LANDSAT 8 imagery. I want to now perform the classification (which I guess is a supervised ...
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Creating Land cover map using Resourcesat LISS-III sansor image

I need to create a land cover map(LCLU) of a very small area(1.01171 sq km approx.). I am using IRS liss-III image as composite band image in argMap 10.3. Due to small area when i am clipping the ...
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relating land cover raster to vector data

I have a land cover raster basemap that covers different land cover/uses in Europe to 100m resolution and a separate Excel legend file. Separately I have a point shapefile with the details and ...
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Using land cover data and a polygon layer to identify areas of interest

I have land cover in a raster file and a polygon layer with park boundaries. I need to take 2 of the land cover categories (trees, brush/shrubs) and look at areas with this type of cover that are ...
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How can I combine together cells within the same raster in ArcGIS 10.2?

I have a raster displaying Land Cover data for the UK at a cell size of 25m. The cells are currently categorised as one of 24 different types of land cover. Some of these are irrelevant to me, and ...
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Looking for a web service to return landcover/landuse data based on Long/Lat

I am looking for an web based API to get location data based on Latitude and Longitude that will return landcover/landuse feature data for a mobile app. It will preferably return the data in a json ...
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Focal statistics on polygon data

I am new to GIS and I am currently preparing/extracting my spatial data to prepare for analysis in R. At the moment, I am attempting to calculate 'summed cover of my predictor variable (i.e. ...
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Removing cloud from Sentinel 2A imagery?

I would like to use sentinel 2A imagery to look at canopy cover in Northern Vietnam. The only problem is that ALL the recent images have large amounts of cloud in the area I want to look at. Is it ...
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How to interpret accuracy assessment results for classified data?

eCognition has the ability to perform an accuracy assessment for classified data by using an error matrix based on a TTA mask. The image shows the results of the accuracy assessment. Is there a ...
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Reclassifying Landcover Raster in ENVI 5.3?

I have produced landcover raster using Landsat 8 OLI, Pansharpened image. The derived landcover classified image is placed below: Now, I am intending to reclassify this image to change its class ...
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What preprocessing is required when using Landsat for LULC?

Can anyone help me regarding the what kind of image pre-processing techniques should be used for the landsat images downloaded from http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ to create land-use land-cover (LULC) ...
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How do I report area statistics for land cover classes at equal sections along a river?

I have a river outlined: Using QGIS, the Semi-automatic Classification plugin and Landsat 8 images I classified the habitats (blue=water, yellow=sand/rock...,green=vegetation/algae) inside the river ...
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Proper Tool for Creating a 3x3 Window for Cluster Sampling in Accuracy Assessment?

I'm using a cluster sampling scheme for an accuracy assessment of the 2011 National Land Cover Dataset (spatial res of 30m). I'm using Google Earth Pro for my reference data spatial res of 15m). So ...
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Determining land cover change over time

I am new to GIS and still learning. It’s interesting but becoming too complicated for me. A part of my project is to determine the land cover change in some counties in Texas from 2001 to 2011. So, a ...
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Fragstats landscape metric

I am trying to do landscape metric analysis using FRAGSTATS. I am confused about dividing my study area into zones. Could anyone please tell me how to make zones and input the zonal data into ...
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Percent coverage of a polygon in a raster grid

I have a wooded area polygon and a study area grid of cells with 300m resolution. I would like to calculate a raster which shows the amount of each grid cell covered by the polygon. The density per ...
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% Cover of polygons within radius of points

I Have a polygon layer representing multiple sites in a city. I want to calculate the combined % cover of all sites within buffered regions around points. What would be the best way to go about this?...
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Finding distance between two points and land cover in %? [closed]

I am trying to use ArCGIS. I was using digimap to work out a 2km buffer from a sample point, I managed to do that and saved the file. I also saw some land cover types on the left hand side of Digimap ...
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Georeferencing an oblique angle photograph in repeat-photograph studies

Backround: Aerial photography and remote sensing can be used to measure current land cover and recent land use change. However, these technologies are fairly recent and therefore time series are ...
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API for land use/land cover

I'm making a mobile game that uses GPS to interact with the real world. The game should be able to "see" what terrain/land use/land cover the user is currently in. Ideally, the game would send the ...
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How to define a threshold in Principal Component Image for Urban mapping?

I am working on an Urban mapping and i would like to know how i could define a threshold value for extracting built-up areas from a PC (Principal Component) Image ? I am interesting on how to ...
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Using original Landsat multispectral image or pan-sharpened image in land cover classification?

I am currently creating land cover maps of a number of national parks across Asia from Landsat 8 imagery and also later from SPOT imagery. I plan to use supervised classifications in ERDAS IMAGINE and ...
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Spatial decision support tools for spatial planning, licensing, and permitting, alternative to FlexiCadastre? [closed]

I'm tasked to design and develop an information management system, i.e. GIS-based spatial decision support system to guide, inform, evaluate, and monitor regulatory processes in spatial planning, ...
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Differentiating bare soil and urban areas in Landsat 4-5 land cover classification?

I am trying to classify a Landsat 4-5 image using the semi automatic classification plugin (QGIS). I always get misclassifications between bare soil and urban areas as they have similar spectral ...
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Finding high-resolution land cover data for Taiwan?

So far, the best data I've found is from Globeland 30 (30 m), but the data for Taiwan is not very discriminant in partitioning the landscape. Does anyone know of better resolution data?
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land cover data bc canada

I am hoping to map vegetated (trees and open veg) for the lower mainland in BC, Canada. I guess what I want is a Land Cover map. Does this exist for download anywhere or will I need to user Landsat ...
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How to create alluvial diagrams for land use change analysis

I have two landuse change maps and I'd like to create some alluvial diagrams to show change over time. This way I can tell what became what. Are there any tools in QGis or other GIS that can create ...
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Object-based classification using R and Orfeo Toolbox

I am trying to run an object-based classification using R. The Landsat images were segmented using Monteverdi (Orfeo Toolbox) and training samples (segments) were selected. My problem is that the ...
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Finding Land Cover colormap (*.clr) for IGBP Land Cover Classification?

Where can i find a land cover classification colormap (*.clr) for IGBP land cover classes? How can i apply the legend colors on the land cover classes? I'm using ArcGIS.
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Resample not changing the cell size

I am trying to use the Resample tool in Spatial Analyst to go from a 1kmx1km grid to a 500mx500m grid for increased resolution of my land use data. My cell size is 0.008, and I want a 0.004 cell size....
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Classifying areas in scanned maps (not by colors but by pattern)

I have old land-use maps in a scanned format. I am trying to obtain proper land-use maps from it, similar to what is decribed here: How to compare areas in scanned historical land use maps. The ...
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Spatial Correlation of Kernel Data & Land Use/Land Cover

Is it possible to extract spatial correlation values between kernel data (from point data) and land use (vector) and land cover (raster)? My goal is to quantify the relationship- if any- between a ...
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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 http://edc2.usgs....
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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 scenes/...
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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 ...