Mount Shasta, California (2014)
Mount Shasta, California (2014)
Mount Shasta, California (2014), SpatialCover Land Cover
Mount Shasta, California (2014)
Mount Shasta, California (2014)
Mount Shasta, California (2014)
Mount Shasta, California (2014), SpatialCover Land Cover
Mount Shasta, California (2014)

California Land Cover

The California Land Cover is a high-resolution (1 meter) data product that provides baseline land cover information for the state of California in multiple formats to support different land management applications. It is derived from 1 meter, 4 band color infrared imagery flown between May 13, 2014 and October 5, 2014 as part of the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP).


Classes

Class NameValueClassification Description
Herbaceous1all surfaces with non-woody vegetation - lawns, cropland, grasses, etc.
Bare2non-vegetated non-impervious cover - snow, sand, barren farmland, rock, etc.
Impervious3impermeable built-up surfaces - roads and transportation infrastructure, sidewalks, buildings, parking lots, etc.
Water4open water - lakes, rivers, streams, sea, ponds, etc.
Trees5trees
Shrubs6low woody vegetation - early stage or stunted trees

What can you do with the California Land Cover data?

The California Land Cover dataset supports numerous applications for urban planning, forest inventory, stormwater management, environmental impact assessment and conservation.


Approach

EarthDefine used a Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) processing workflow to create the California Land Cover dataset. Multiple ancillary datasets including transportation framework vectors, TIGER demographic data, hydrological, cadastral and terrain data were used along with color infrared aerial imagery to develop an object based classification workflow. Over 4.9 billion image-objects were created from over 158,123 square miles of 1 meter resolution source imagery and classified through the GEOBIA platform to create a 6-class classification with an overall accuracy of 93.5%.


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California Impervious Cover

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California Land Cover Overview

Technical Specifications
Resolution1 meter
Minimum Mapping Unit0.005 acre1
Accuracy93.5%
Classes6
Area158,123 sq. miles
1. Minimum mapping unit for shrubs and water classes is 0.1 acres.