Questions tagged [land-cover]

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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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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Simplifying 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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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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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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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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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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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 for British Columbia, 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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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: Comparing areas in scanned historical land use maps using QGIS?. The ...
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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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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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Using ArcGIS Desktop to calculate Conversion Probability certain land use to other land use? [closed]

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 type)....
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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 aboard IRS-P6, in the wavelength (micrometers): 0.52 - 0.59 (band 2),0.62 - 0.68 (band 3) and 0.77 - 0.86 (band4). The swath covers a densely ...
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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? [closed]

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 (altitude 700 m to 3200 m). My objective is to predict regions ...
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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 ...