Regional land cover characterization using multiple sources of intermediate-scale data

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Edited by: R.E. MacIntoshS.J. Frasier, and C.T. Swift



Many United States federal agencies need accurate, intermediate scaled, land cover information. While many techniques and approaches have been successfully used to classify land cover in relatively small regions, there are substantial problems in applying these techniques to large multi-scene regions. An evaluation was conducted of the multiple layer land characteristics data base approach for generating large area land cover information. Mosaicked leaves-on Landsat thematic mapper scenes were used in conjunction with leaves-off thematic mapper data, digital elevation (and derived slope, aspect and shaded relief) data, population census information, defense meteorological satellite program "city lights" data, land use and land cover data, digital line graph data, and national wetlands inventory data to derive land cover information. This approach was evaluated for Region III of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (middle Atlantic states).

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Regional land cover characterization using multiple sources of intermediate-scale data
DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.1996.516305
Year Published 1996
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title IGARSS '96. 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
First page 246
Last page 247
Conference Title International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Remote sensing for a sustainable future
Conference Location Lincoln, NE
Conference Date May 27-31, 1996