The IGBP-DIS global 1km land cover data set, DISCover: First results

International Journal of Remote Sensing
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Abstract

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Data and Information System (IGBP-DIS) is co-ordinating the development of global land data sets from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data. The first is a 1 km spatial resolution land cover product 'DISCover', based on monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation Index composites from 1992 and 1993. DISCover is a 17 class land cover dataset based on the science requirements of IGBP elements. Mapping uses unsupervised classification with post-classification refinement using ancillary data. Draft Africa, North America and South America products are now available for peer review.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The IGBP-DIS global 1km land cover data set, DISCover: First results
Series title International Journal of Remote Sensing
DOI 10.1080/014311697217099
Volume 18
Issue 15
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 7 p.
First page 3289
Last page 3295