Global islands

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Abstract

A new map of global islands at a high spatial resolution (30 m) has been produced from a semi-automated interpretation of 2014 satellite imagery. The data are available in the public domain. The islands were classified by size into continental mainlands (5), big islands > 1 km2 (21,818), and small islands ≤ 1 km2 (318,868). The new high-resolution islands data are intended to support coastal ecosystem mapping efforts and assessments of threatened island biodiversity, among other applications. This chapter summarizes the global island mapping approach and results.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Global islands
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12475-3
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Land Change Science
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes
First page 47
Last page 50
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