Thematic accuracy of MRLC land cover for the eastern United States

Remote Sensing of Environment
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One objective of the MultiResolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium is to map general land-cover categories for the conterminous United States using Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) data. Land-cover mapping and classification accuracy assessment are complete for the eastern United States. The accuracy assessment was based on photo-interpreted reference data obtained from a stratified probability sample of pixels. Agreement was defined as a match between primary or alternate reference land-cover labels assigned to each sample pixel and the mode (most common class) of the map's land-cover labels within a 3×3-pixel neighborhood surrounding the sampled point. At 30-m resolution, overall accuracy was 59.7% at an Anderson Level II thematic detail, and 80.5% at Anderson Level I.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Thematic accuracy of MRLC land cover for the eastern United States
Series title Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI 10.1016/S0034-4257(01)00187-0
Volume 76
Issue 3
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 5 p.
First page 418
Last page 422
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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