Thematic accuracy of the 1992 National Land-Cover Data for the eastern United States: Statistical methodology and regional results

Remote Sensing of Environment
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Abstract

The accuracy of the 1992 National Land-Cover Data (NLCD) map is assessed via a probability sampling design incorporating three levels of stratification and two stages of selection. Agreement between the map and reference land-cover labels is defined as a match between the primary or alternate reference label determined for a sample pixel and a mode class of the mapped 3×3 block of pixels centered on the sample pixel. Results are reported for each of the four regions comprising the eastern United States for both Anderson Level I and II classifications. Overall accuracies for Levels I and II are 80% and 46% for New England, 82% and 62% for New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ), 70% and 43% for the Mid-Atlantic, and 83% and 66% for the Southeast.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Thematic accuracy of the 1992 National Land-Cover Data for the eastern United States: Statistical methodology and regional results
Series title Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI 10.1016/S0034-4257(03)00128-7
Volume 86
Issue 4
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 17 p.
First page 500
Last page 516
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N