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Thematic Accuracy Assessment of Regional Scale Land Cover Data

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Abstract:The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium, a cooperative effort of several U .S. federal agencies, including. the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center (EDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EP A), have jointly conducted the National Land Cover Data (NLCD) program. This program used Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) 30 m resolution imagery as the baseline data and successfully produced a consistent and conterminous land-cover (LC) map of the lower 48 states at approximately an Anderson Level II thematic detail. The primary goal of the program was to provide a generalized and regionally consistent LC product for use in a broad range of applications (Lunetta et al., 1998). Each of the 10 U.S. federal geographic regions was mapped independently. EPA funded the Center for Earth Observation (CEO) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) to assess the accuracy of the NLCD for federal geographic Region IV .
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Citation:Khorram, S., J. Knight, and H. Cakir. Thematic Accuracy Assessment of Regional Scale Land Cover Data. Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment, Chapter7. (2004).
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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: Book Chaptr
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Published: 07/19/2004
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Bullet Item Landscape Characterization and Change Detection Methods Development Research (2005-2007)
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