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A cartographic delineation of distinct land areas, identified by their geology, topography, soils, vegetation, climate conditions, living species, habitats, water resources, as well as anthropic factors.

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How to perform Random Forest land cover classification?

This is a follow-up to a previous post: Machine Learning Algorithms for Land Cover Classification. It seems that the Random Forest (RF) classification method is gaining much momentum in the remote ...
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Machine Learning Algorithms for Land Cover Classification

I am interested in learning what software exists for land classification using machine learning algorithms (e.g. k-NN, Random Forest, decision trees, etc.) I am aware of the randomForest package in R ...
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Failed to create signature file

I've no clue how to solve this issue in the exercise that I'm trying to perform. The point where I'm stuck is 4. "Create signature file as LandsatCompS.sgs". I've done what it says in the exercise. I ...
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What are the necessary correction/calibration on Landsat 8 imagery for land cover classification? [duplicate]

I downloaded calibrated/corrected Landsat 8 data (Level 2) from ESPA (https://espa.cr.usgs.gov/) to do land cover classification. But there are many corrections and calibrations can be done as listed ...
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How to Remove Topographic Effects Like Shadows from Landsat Image

I am using QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak on my windows 8.1, for classification of landsat 5-7 image that contains hilly mountains with dense forest and 60% area are plains. I am classifying through Semi-...
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Global shapefile of biomes/ecoregions?

I'm looking for a shapefile with this kind of information, only at considerably higher detail. In North America, ecoregions are classified by levels and grouped by vegetation type at much higher ...
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Converting output of crosstab() in R to raster; from classified raster images to show overall land cover change in different classes?

I have two classified landsat images from 2014 and 2018 both of them containing 6 classes including urban,forest,barren etc. In order to see how each pixel's class changed or remained same from ...
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Surface reflectance product - do I always need it?

There is a neat Surface Reflectance product of Landsat imagery. I know the difference between SR and raw products: SR presents calculated values, that are supposed to represent state of the Earth ...
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How to extract impervious areas from Landsat data?

I'm working with multi-temporal datasets from Landsat (Landsat 8 & Landsat 7 & Landsat 5) and I tried to extract impervious areas, more exactly urban areas, but I can't obtained results very ...
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Extracting Metadata of a GeoTiff image

I am working on Landsat 8 satellite image and want to perform land cover classification for a particular region Preferred software tool is R I have formed a RGB image from the satellite data and now ...