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Record number 554090
Title Global land-cover map validation experiences: Toward the characterization of quantitative uncertainty
Author(s) Defourny, Pierre; Mayaux, Philippe; Herold, Martin; Bontemps, Sophie
Source In: Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover / Giri, Chandra P., CRC Press - ISBN 9781420070743 - p. 207 - 223.
Department(s) PE&RC
Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2016
Abstract Growing public awareness about satellite remote sensing can be attributed to the success of global geoportals that facilitate capturing of space-borne imagery from any place on the earth. Use of geoportals in land-cover mapping has made mapping an easy process. Moreover, technological advancements in mass computing, the ability to store and process large amounts of data, and global earth observation capabilities have opened the door to multiple initiatives in land-cover mapping on a global scale, and more can be expected in the near future. Land-cover maps may differ signi‡- cantly depending on the quality of the input data, the classi‡cation algorithm used to produce the maps, spatial resolution, and the legend used.
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