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Concepts for updating of harmonized land cover information

Concepts for updating of harmonized land cover information

Concepts for updating of harmonized land cover information

Project description

The national joint project DeCover (www.decover.info   ) is the German contribution to European an supranational programmes and systems for regular or on-demand surveys of the earth's surface (e.g. GMES   , GEOSS   ). DeCover is developing a methodological framework for the spatial and thematic updating of existing land use/cover data sets (e.g. ATKIS   , Corine   ). The updating is based on remote sensing data (e.g. RapidEye, TerraSar-X) representing a high spatial and temporal availability. The integration of expert knowledge delivered by potential users (e.g. offices for land surveying, environmental authorities) shall ensure that DeCover products meet user's requirments. External Quality Assurance is an integral part of the classification workflow which is processed by the Department of Department of Remote Sensing and Cartography of the Institute of Geosciences.

External Quality Assurance

  • Detection of phenological temporal windows for the optimal distiction of thematic vegetation classes (Poster)
  • Assessment of geometric classification accuracy (Poster)

Funding and project duration

The project is funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology, managed by the German Aerospace Center (contract no.:FKZ 50EE0915, project duration: 01.10.2009 - 31.07.2012).

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