A national-scale land cover reference dataset from local crowdsourcing initiatives in Indonesia

Hadi, H., Yowargana, P., Zulkarnain, M.T., Mohamad, F., Goib, B.K., Hultera, P., Sturn, T., Karner, M., et al. (2022). A national-scale land cover reference dataset from local crowdsourcing initiatives in Indonesia. Scientific Data 9 (1) 10.1038/s41597-022-01689-5.

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Here we present a geographically diverse, temporally consistent, and nationally relevant land cover (LC) reference dataset collected by visual interpretation of very high spatial resolution imagery, in a national-scale crowdsourcing campaign (targeting seven generic LC classes) and a series of expert workshops (targeting seventeen detailed LC classes) in Indonesia. The interpreters were citizen scientists (crowd/non-experts) and local LC visual interpretation experts from different regions in the country. We provide the raw LC reference dataset, as well as a quality-filtered dataset, along with the quality assessment indicators. We envisage that the dataset will be relevant for: (1) the LC mapping community (researchers and practitioners), i.e., as reference data for training machine learning algorithms and map accuracy assessment (with appropriate quality-filters applied), and (2) the citizen science community, i.e., as a sizable empirical dataset to investigate the potential and limitations of contributions from the crowd/non-experts, demonstrated for LC mapping in Indonesia for the first time to our knowledge, within the context of complementing traditional data collection by expert interpreters.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) > Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services (AFE)
Strategic Initiatives (SI)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2022 09:23
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 05:01
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/18231

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