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A MODIS generated land cover mapping of Honduras: a base-line layout to create a national monitoring center

Rivera, S. and Lowry, John and Hernandez, A.J. and Ramsey, R.D. and Lezama, R. and Velazquez, M. (2011) A MODIS generated land cover mapping of Honduras: a base-line layout to create a national monitoring center. Rivista de Teledeteccion, 35 . pp. 94-108. ISSN 1988-8740

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    Abstract

    The Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory at Utah State University (USU) began the process of establishing a remote sensing national land cover monitoring center in order to monitor land cover and use in Honduras. A national land cover map derived from MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) imagery products was developed. We designed a protocol for interpretation and analysis of MODIS data products that included a Google-Earth on-screen sampling scheme, a field data collection of training samples and a classification tree algorithm. The first land cover map prototypes and algorithms were developed using a time series of MODIS 2007 and 2008 imagery, elevation data (STRM) and a time series of MODIS’s Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI). In the model validation, the Kappa coefficient was K = 65.1% and the overall model accuracy was 70%. This map will serve as a base line to monitor future land cover changes in Honduras.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 20:00
    Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 10:19
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4789
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