SpatialCover Impervious Massachusetts
SpatialCover Impervious Massachusetts is a high resolution (1 meter) data product that provides information on built-up cover in Massachusetts to support different stormwater management and ecological applications.
What can you do with SpatialCover Impervious Massachusetts?
The SpatialCover Impervious Massachusetts dataset supports numerous applications for stormwater management, urban planning and for monitoring ecosystem changes.
EarthDefine used a Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) processing workflow to create the SpatialCover Impervious Massachusetts 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 396.1 million image-objects were created from over 8,088 square miles of 1m resolution source imagery and classified through our GEOBIA platform to create a 6-class classification with an overall accuracy of 96.7%. The SpatialCover Impervious layer was derived from the base SpatialCover Land Cover for Massachusetts to prioritize the classification of man made impermeable surfaces.
SpatialCover Impervious Massachusetts Overview
|Minimum Mapping Unit||0.005 acre|
|Area||8,088 sq. miles|