SpatialCover Land Cover Massachusetts
SpatialCover Land Cover Massachusetts is a high resolution (1 meter) land cover data product that provides baseline land cover information for the state of Massachusetts in multiple formats to support different land management applications.
|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 Massachusetts 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 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 1 meter resolution source imagery and classified through the GEOBIA platform to create a 6-class classification with an overall accuracy of 96.7%.
SpatialCover Land Cover Massachusetts Overview
|Minimum Mapping Unit||0.005 acre|
|Area||8,088 sq. miles|