Comparison of global land cover products: Community remote sensing to validate areas of high disagreement

Fritz S, McCallum I, See L, Kraxner F, & Obersteiner M (2010). Comparison of global land cover products: Community remote sensing to validate areas of high disagreement. In: 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS): Proceedings, 25-30 July 2010.

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Abstract

Maps of global land cover derived from satellite-based earth observation have existed for almost two decades and represent one of the most important sources of baseline terrestrial information for a wide variety of users, e.g. the Convention on Biological Diverity. More importantly, land cover maps provide critical input data for global models of land use and land use changes. Urgent questions have arisen that depend upon an accurate global land cover dataset, e.g. how much land is available for agricultural use or how high will competition for land be between food and bioenergy, considering increasing needs in the future. Some of these questions could be answered if a global baseline map of land cover would exist. However, at present, unified and satisfactory solution has not surfaced, owing in part to large disagreements among existing global land cover datasets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural use; Bio-energy; Biological diversity; Critical inputs; Data sets; Earth observations; Gobal models; Land cover; Land cover datasets; Land cover maps; Land-use change
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: In:; 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS): Proceedings; 25-30 July 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA pp.3740-3743
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 16:46
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9411

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