Title: Pan-European Forest/Non-Forest Mapping with Landsat ETM+ and CORINE Land Cover 2000 Data
Authors: PEKKARINEN AnssiREITHMAIER LUCIASTROBL PETER
Citation: ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING vol. 64 no. 2 p. 171-183
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC37818
ISSN: 0924-2716
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/isprsjprs
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37818
DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2008.09.004
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: This paper describes a simple and adaptive methodology for large area forest/non-forest mapping using Landsat ETM+ imagery and CORINE Land Cover 2000. The methodology is based on scene-by-scene analysis and supervised classification. The fully automated processing chain consists of several phases, including image segmentation, clustering, adaptive spectral representativity analysis, training data extraction and nearest-neighbour classification. This method was used to produce a European forest/non-forest map through the processing of 415 Landsat ETM+ scenes. The resulting forest/non-forest map was validated with three independent data sets. The results show that the map¿s overall point-level agreement with our validation data generally exceeds 80%, and approaches 90% in central European conditions. Comparison with country-level forest area statistics shows that in most cases the difference between the forest proportion of the derived map and that computed from the published forest area statistics is below 5%.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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