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2021 ◽  
Vol 266 ◽  
pp. 112686
N. Tsendbazar ◽  
M. Herold ◽  
L. Li ◽  
A. Tarko ◽  
S. de Bruin ◽  

Agriculture ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (10) ◽  
pp. 977
Chunling Sun ◽  
Hong Zhang ◽  
Lu Xu ◽  
Chao Wang ◽  
Liutong Li

Timely and accurate rice distribution information is needed to ensure the sustainable development of food production and food security. With its unique advantages, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can monitor the rice distribution in tropical and subtropical areas under any type of weather condition. This study proposes an accurate rice extraction and mapping framework that can solve the issues of low sample production efficiency and fragmented rice plots when prior information on rice distribution is insufficient. The experiment was carried out using multitemporal Sentinel-1A Data in Zhanjiang, China. First, the temporal characteristic map was used for the visualization of rice distribution to improve the efficiency of rice sample production. Second, rice classification was carried out based on the BiLSTM-Attention model, which focuses on learning the key information of rice and non-rice in the backscattering coefficient curve and gives different types of attention to rice and non-rice features. Finally, the rice classification results were optimized based on the high-precision global land cover classification map. The experimental results showed that the classification accuracy of the proposed framework on the test dataset was 0.9351, the kappa coefficient was 0.8703, and the extracted plots maintained good integrity. Compared with the statistical data, the consistency reached 94.6%. Therefore, the framework proposed in this study can be used to extract rice distribution information accurately and efficiently.

PeerJ ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 9 ◽  
pp. e11877
Jiyao Zhao ◽  
Le Yu ◽  
Han Liu ◽  
Huabing Huang ◽  
Jie Wang ◽  

Global land-cover datasets are key sources of information for understanding the complex inter-actions between human activities and global change. They are also among the most critical variables for climate change studies. Over time, the spatial resolution of land cover maps has increased from the kilometer scale to 10-m scale. Single-type historical land cover datasets, including for forests, water, and impervious surfaces, have also been developed in recent years. In this study, we present an open and synergy framework to produce a global land cover dataset that combines supervised land cover classification and aggregation of existing multiple thematic land cover maps with the Google Earth Engine (GEE) cloud computing platform. On the basis of this method of classification and mosaicking, we derived a global land cover dataset for 6 years over a time span of 25 years. The overall accuracies of the six maps were around 75% and the accuracy for change area detection was over 70%. Our product also showed good similarity with the FAO and existing land cover maps.

2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (15) ◽  
pp. 2950
Yoshie Ishii ◽  
Koki Iwao ◽  
Tsuguki Kinoshita

The Degree Confluence Project (DCP) is a volunteer-based validation dataset that comprises useful information for global land cover map validation. However, there is a problem with using DCP points as validation data for the accuracy assessment of land cover maps. While resolutions of typical global land cover maps are several hundred meters to several kilometers, DCP points can only guarantee an area of several tens of meters that can be confirmed by ground photographs. So, the objective of this study is to create a land cover map validation dataset with added spatial uniformity information using satellite images and DCP points. For this, we devised a new method to semiautomatically guarantee the spatial uniformity of DCP validation data points at any resolution. This method can judge the validation data with guaranteed uniformity with a user’s accuracy of 0.954. Furthermore, we conducted the accuracy assessment for the existing global land cover maps by the DCP validation data with guaranteed spatial uniformity and found that the trends differed by class and region.

G. Bratic ◽  
A. Vavassori ◽  
M. A. Brovelli

Abstract. The land cover detection on our planet at high spatial resolution has a key role in many scientific and operational applications, such as climate modeling, natural resources management, biodiversity studies, urbanization analyses and spatial demography. Thanks to the progresses in Remote Sensing, accurate and high-resolution land cover maps have been developed over the last years, aiming at detecting the spatial resolution of different types of surfaces. In this paper we propose a review of the high-resolution global land cover products developed through Earth Observation technologies. A series of general information regarding imagery and data used to produce the map, the procedures employed for the map development and for the map accuracy assessment have been provided for every dataset. The land cover maps described in this paper concern the global distribution of settlements (Global Urban Footprint, Global Human Settlement Built-Up, World Settlement Footprint), water (Global Surface Water), forests (Forest/Non-forest, Tree canopy cover), and a two land cover maps describing world in 10 generic classes (GlobeLand30 and Finer Resolution Observation and Monitoring of Global Land Cover). The advantages and shortcomings of these maps and of the methods employed to produce them are summarized and compared in the conclusions.

W. J. Xie ◽  
H. P. Chen ◽  
L. B. Lv ◽  
Y. H. Chen ◽  
M. Li

Abstract. In order to better carry out the environmental monitoring and resource protection, the 10 meter resolution global land cover data (hereinafter referred to as the GLC 10 data) came into being. The production mode of GLC 10 data is to use vector data, topographic map and other related reference data to get land cover based on digital orthophoto. GLC 10 data is a new type of remote sensing data and its classification system and classification index are also set according to the needs of a new project. Therefore, how to verify and control the quality of this kind of data is an urgent issue to be solved. According to the particularity of GLC 10 data and the new requirements of quality inspection technology, this paper puts forward a set of quality inspection contents and methods of GLC 10 data for large-scale production. And through the way of software automatic inspection combined with human-computer interaction, the inspection requirements are summarized one by one. Then, according to the actual quality inspection work from 2018 to 2020, the common quality issues of GLC 10 data are analyzed and sorted out, which can provide technical reference for the inspection and quality control of GLC 10 data.

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