Fritz S, You L, Bun A, See L, McCallum I, Schill C, Perger C, Liu J, et al. (2011). Cropland for sub-Saharan Africa: A synergistic approach using five land cover data sets. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L04404. DOI:10.1029/2010GL046213.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper presents a methodology for the creation of a cropland map for Africa through the combination of five existing land cover products: GLC-2000, MODIS Land Cover, GlobCover, MODIS Crop Likelihood and AfriCover. A synergy map is created in which the products are ranked by experts, which reflects the likelihood or probability that a given pixel is cropland. The cropland map is then calibrated with national and sub-national crop statistics using a novel approach. Preliminary validation of the map was undertaken and the results are presented. The resulting cropland map has an accuracy of 83%, which is higher than the accuracy of any of the individual maps. The cropland map is freely available at agriculture.geo-wiki.org.
|Research Programs:||Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
|Bibliographic Reference:||Geophysical Research Letters; 38:L04404 (23 February 2011)|
|Depositing User:||IIASA Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2016 08:45|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2016 13:29|
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