SpatialCover Land Cover California
SpatialCover Land Cover California is a high resolution (1 meter) land cover 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).
|Class Name||Value||Classification Description
|Herbaceous||1||all surfaces with non-woody vegetation - lawns, cropland, grasses, etc.|
|Bare||2||non-vegetated non-impervious cover - snow, sand, barren farmland, rock, etc.|
|Impervious||3||impermeable built-up surfaces - roads and transportation infrastructure, sidewalks, buildings, parking lots, etc.|
|Water||4||open water - lakes, rivers, streams, sea, ponds, etc.|
|Shrubs||6||low woody vegetation - early stage or stunted trees|
What can you do with SpatialCover Land Cover?
The SpatialCover Land Cover California dataset supports numerous applications for urban planning, forest inventory, stormwater management, environmental impact assessment and conservation.
EarthDefine used a Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) processing workflow to create the SpatialCover Land Cover California 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%.
SpatialCover Land Cover California Overview
1. Minimum mapping unit for shrubs and water classes is 0.1 acres.
|Minimum Mapping Unit||0.005 acre1|
|Area||158,123 sq. miles|