Landcover classification

An update to the land cover over Phase 1 of the Northwest Territories study area was undertaken using Landsat TM imagery collected from 2006 to 2008 (c.2007); the Phase 2 and Phase 3 area consisted of Landsat TM imagery collected from 2007 to 2013 (c.2010). The image classification procedure followed the methods of Earth Observation of Sustainable Development of Forests (EOSD), which employs unsupervised classifications and cluster labeling techniques to classify twenty-four land cover classes. The main objectives for updating the land cover were: i) to replace the original circa 2000 EOSD land cover with an EOSD product more current to the natural disturbances of the landscape (ex., fire and forest regeneration), and ii) to improve upon some of the issues in creating the original land cover data (e.g., NoData, seamlines, misclassifications).

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Additional Info

Field Value
Metadata Standard 1.2
Metadata Contact Position G.I.S. Specialist, Forest Management
Creator Forest Management
Local Relevance
Group environment and energy
Tags climate change,conservation,forest,land,environment
Starting Time Range
Ending Time Range
Geographic Range Beaufort Delta
Release Date 1900-01-01
Last Modified Date 1900-01-01
Update Frequency As Needed