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Thematic Accuracy of Mrlc Land Cover for the Eastern United States

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Abstract:

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 x 3-pixel neighborhood surrounding the sampled point. At 30-m resolution, overall accuracy was 59.7% at an Anderson Level 11 thematic detail, and 80.5% at Anderson Level 1. 0 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
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Citation:Yang, L., S. V. Stehman, J. H. Smith, and J. D. Wickham. Thematic Accuracy of Mrlc Land Cover for the Eastern United States. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT 76(3):418-422, (2001).
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Landscape Characterization Branch (RTP)
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Product Type: Journal
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Published: 09/25/2001
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Bullet Item Landscape Characterization and Change Detection Methods Development Research (2005-2007)
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