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Land cover mapping procedures usually require extensive user interaction, particularly in the assignment of meaningful land cover labels to the remotely sensed data and in the assessment of classification accuracies. The cost of user interaction rapidly becomes prohibitive as the amount of remotely sensed data increase, and are especially costly in small scale land cover mapping projects. Spatial and aspatial information held in a geographical information system (GIS) may be used to reduce the amount of user interaction, to increase the data processing throughput, and to produce less subjective classification results. This paper illustrates these points within the context of the EMAP European land and forest cover classification projects.

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Authors: HOFFMANN C, JRC Ispra (IT);ROY D, JRC Ispra (IT);STEIN A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : GIS Frontiers in Businees and Science, Brno (CZ), April 20-24, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 39689 ORA
Record Number: 199610817 / Last updated on: 1996-08-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en