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Abstract

This paper describes a study undertaken by the Joint Research Centre of the EC on the possibility of updating the CORINE land cover maps by automatic or semi-automatic procedures based on satellite remote sensing. In order to evaluate such a possibility a study has been undertaken on the detectability of classes in the standard CORINE land cover nomenclature. An investigation has also been carried out by means of field experiments in Portugal, on the potential reproducibility of the original maps from a statistical point of view by automatic methods. This study has revealed some of the inherent and unavoidable subjectivities in the original maps which impose constraints on possible updating methodologies.

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Authors: WILKINSON G, JRC Ispra (IT);FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);FULLERTON K, JRC Ispra (IT);MÉGIER J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Third European Conference on Geographical Information Systems, München (DE), March 23-26, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36647 ORA
Record Number: 199210647 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en