I am trying to understand the effect of forest fragmentation on vertebrate populations. I need to analyse my study area using Fragstats however, I couldn't find a suitable land cover map for my study area (which is in Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica). So I instead manually mapped the about 170 sq. km. surrounding my study sites using Google Earth into forests, intensively cultivated areas and moderately cultivated areas. Now I need to create a land cover map from the KML files and then create classes for each category and then analyse it using Fragstats.
Can someone tell me:
- If the procedure which I am using for such a study is alright.
- How can you convert KML files into classes and prepare it for use as a land cover map?