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Use of LUCAS LC Point Database for Validating Country-Scale Land Cover Maps

Christos Karydas, Ioannis Gitas, Steffen Kuntz, Chara Minakou
2015 Remote Sensing  
In conclusion, the LUCAS point database was found to be supportive, but not fully efficient, for identifying the various sources of error in country-scale land cover maps derived with remote sensing.  ...  In this study, the Land Use/Cover Area frame statistical Survey (LUCAS) of 2009 was used as a reference dataset for validating a Land Cover Map of Greece for 2007, produced with remote sensing by the Greek  ...  The authors would like to thank Eurostat for the provision of LUCAS databases and the anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions which resulted in improving the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs70505012 fatcat:mbkhj5rgnfemtarhx3qclryvki

VALIDATION OF THE GLOBAL HIGH-RESOLUTION GLOBELAND30 LAND COVER MAP IN EUROPE USING LAND COVER FIELD SURVEY DATABASE - LUCAS

G. Bratic, M. E. Molinari, M. A. Brovelli
2018 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
This study assesses thematic accuracy of GL30 in Europe using LUCAS as a validation reference, because it is a free and open field survey database.  ...  However, these LC maps require validation to determine their suitability for a particular purpose.  ...  our work by kindly providing land cover datasets for free.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-4-51-2018 fatcat:byl3x2xxfbanfg3pfl7zzzj4eq

Spatial and semantic effects of LUCAS samples on fully automated land use/land cover classification in high-resolution Sentinel-2 data

Matthias Weigand, Jeroen Staab, Michael Wurm, Hannes Taubenböck
2020 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
information for large scale high resolution LC mapping using Sentinel-2 imagery.  ...  In this study, we test the use of Land Use and Coverage Area frame Survey (LUCAS) in-situ reference data for classifying high-resolution Sentinel-2 imagery at a large scale.  ...  Conflicts of interest The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2020.102065 fatcat:dxw23hdqlrenzoktdm7u36bzxy

An overview of 21 global and 43 regional land-cover mapping products

George Grekousis, Giorgos Mountrakis, Marinos Kavouras
2015 International Journal of Remote Sensing  
Land-cover (LC) products, especially at the regional and global scales, comprise essential data for a wide range of environmental studies affecting biodiversity, climate, and human health.  ...  Characteristics related to spatial resolution, overall accuracy, time of data acquisition, sensor used, classification scheme and method, support for LC change detection, download location, and key corresponding  ...  A more recent source of LC and land-use data for Europe is the Land Use and Cover Area frame Survey (LUCAS) product.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1093195 fatcat:ori7iiwcevcdnjhp4boblbavwe

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE AND OPEN EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ON LAND COVER MAPS INTERCOMPARISON AND VALIDATION

M. A. Brovelli, H. Wu, M. Minghini, M. E. Molinari, C. E. Kilsedar, X. Zheng, P. Shu, J. Chen
2018 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
the GlobeLand30 (GL30) LC map and its online platform; a desktop GIS procedure showing two use cases on GL30 validation; and an application to collect LC data on the field to be used for validation.  ...  </strong> Land Cover (LC) maps represent key resources to understand, model and address many global and local dynamics affecting our planet.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work is partially funded by the ISPRS 2018 Education and Capacity Building Initiative named "Capacity Building for High-Resolution Land Cover Inter-comparison and Validation" and  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-4-61-2018 fatcat:ydo5osqobbgvtd3kjznfzcfeby

Harmonised LUCAS in-situ land cover and use database for field surveys from 2006 to 2018 in the European Union

Raphaël d'Andrimont, Momchil Yordanov, Laura Martinez-Sanchez, Beatrice Eiselt, Alessandra Palmieri, Paolo Dominici, Javier Gallego, Hannes Isaak Reuter, Christian Joebges, Guido Lemoine, Marijn van der Velde
2020 Scientific Data  
The database is valuable for geo-spatial and statistical analysis of land use and land cover change.  ...  In the European Union (EU), a tri-annual surveyed sample of land cover and land use has been collected since 2006 under the Land Use/Cover Area frame Survey (LUCAS).  ...  Additionally, we would like to thank members of the Eurostat LUCAS team (M. Kasanko, M. Fritz, H. Ramos, P. Jaques, C. Wirtz, L.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41597-020-00675-z pmid:33067440 fatcat:wnqfox6uwvgp7naqnwj3x4wbri

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION LAND COVER INTERCOMPARISON AND VALIDATION: WHAT IS AVAILABLE AND WHAT IS NEEDED

M. A. Brovelli, M. Minghini, M. E. Molinari, H. Wu, X. Zheng, J. Chen
2018 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
</strong> Land Cover (LC) maps are fundamental products for a wide variety of applications.  ...  Since the current richness of both space and in-situ observations makes it quite easy to produce LC maps, it is fundamental to assess their accuracy before using them for real applications.  ...  Finally, Land Use Cover Area frame Sample (LUCAS, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/lucas) is the European official LC in-situ dataset, derived from rigorous surveys carried out every 3 years at points  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-4-w8-15-2018 fatcat:rbqrib4lezf7vaqihv6wczxpjq

Harmonised LUCAS in-situ data and photos on land cover and use from 5 tri-annual surveys in the European Union [article]

Raphaël d'Andrimont, Momchil Yordanov, Laura Martinez-Sanchez, Beatrice Eiselt, Alessandra Palmieri, Paolo Dominici, Javier Gallego, Hannes Isaak Reuter, Christian Joebges, Guido Lemoine, Marijn van der Velde
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The database is valuable for geo-spatial and statistical analysis of land use and land cover change.  ...  In the European Union (EU), a tri-annual surveyed sample of land cover and land use has been collected since 2006 under the Land Use/Cover Area frame Survey (LUCAS).  ...  Recently, several researchers have started to use LUCAS data in large scale land cover mapping processes, especially as a source of training and/or validation data for supervised classification approaches  ... 
arXiv:2005.05272v1 fatcat:wvutn4fdkvhjvnq3zmbqg5ibse

Crowdsourcing In-Situ Data on Land Cover and Land Use Using Gamification and Mobile Technology

Juan Laso Bayas, Linda See, Steffen Fritz, Tobias Sturn, Christoph Perger, Martina Dürauer, Mathias Karner, Inian Moorthy, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Dahlia Domian, Ian McCallum
2016 Remote Sensing  
This has implications for remote sensing as this data stream represents a new source of potentially valuable information for the training and validation of land cover maps as well as for area estimation  ...  This paper presents a mobile application called FotoQuest Austria, which involves citizens in the crowdsourcing of in-situ land cover and land use data, including at locations of LUCAS sample points in  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8110905 fatcat:dcjsg33mwrhpvkb24xs4vx5dru

Data Fusion of Different Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing Images Applied to Forest-Type Mapping

P. Kempeneers, F. Sedano, L. Seebach, P. Strobl, J. San-Miguel-Ayanz
2011 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
A data fusion method for land cover (LC) classification is proposed that combines remote sensing data at a fine and a coarse spatial resolution.  ...  Index Terms-Data fusion, forest types, land cover (LC) classification.  ...  We selected a stratified random sampling design, based on LUCAS [19] , the Land Use/Cover Area frame Statistical survey.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2011.2158548 fatcat:ejlycfgrsnaylpqi5zzzvokvai

Use of Sentinel-2 and LUCAS Database for the Inventory of Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry in Wallonia, Belgium

Odile Close, Beaumont Benjamin, Sophie Petit, Xavier Fripiat, Eric Hallot
2018 Land  
The Land Use/Cover Area frame statistical Survey (LUCAS) of 2015 was used as training data and reference data to validate the map produced.  ...  Due to its cost-effectiveness and repeatability of observations, high resolution optical satellite remote sensing has become a major technology for land use and land cover mapping.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the European Union's Earth Observation Programme Copernicus for the Sentinel-2 images and Eurostat for the provision of the LUCAS database.  ... 
doi:10.3390/land7040154 fatcat:uhdsooy3mrdldlyhprf4ko6o7y

Indicators for pan-European assessment and monitoring of soil erosion by water

A. Gobin, R. Jones, M. Kirkby, P. Campling, G. Govers, C. Kosmas, A.R. Gentile
2004 Environmental Science and Policy  
Assessing and monitoring soil erosion is needed to evaluate the impact of, inter alia, agricultural and land use policies in Europe.  ...  We propose a reviewed framework and a set of soil erosion indicators that can be objectively calculated, validated against measurements or observations and evaluated by experts.  ...  The authors thank John Boardman and an anonymous reviewer for his comments on an earlier version of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2003.09.004 fatcat:gzrudp63hjbt3kwi73dp2y6oqi

Addressing the need for improved land cover map products for policy support

Zoltan Szantoi, Gary N. Geller, Nandin-Erdene Tsendbazar, Linda See, Patrick Griffiths, Steffen Fritz, Peng Gong, Martin Herold, Brice Mora, André Obregón
2020 Environmental Science and Policy  
The type, quantity, and quality of many of those services are directly connected to land cover, yet competing demands for land continue to drive rapid land cover change, affecting ecosystem services.  ...  With this in mind we focus on the need for flexible, automated processing approaches that support on-demand, customized land cover products at various scales.  ...  ., 2005) and Eurostat's Land Use/Cover Area frame Survey (LUCAS, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/lucas/data/database, Gallego and Delincé, 2010) provide high-quality reference datasets.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.04.005 pmid:33013195 pmcid:PMC7521452 fatcat:bt6sx6xgrzauvhuzhpekg7nisu

Comparison of CORINE Land Cover Data with National Statistics and the Possibility to Record This Data on a Local Scale—Case Studies from Slovakia

Vladimír Falťan, František Petrovič, Ján Oťaheľ, Ján Feranec, Michal Druga, Matej Hruška, Jozef Nováček, Vladimír Solár, Veronika Mechurová
2020 Remote Sensing  
Monitoring of land cover (LC) provides important information of actual land use (LU) and landscape dynamics. LC research results depend on the size of the area, purpose and applied methodology.  ...  New modification of CLC methodology for identifying LC classes at a scale of 1:10,000 and fifth hierarchical level of CLC is firstly applied for local case studies representing lowland, basin, and mountain  ...  Very high resolution (VHR) satellite images in the order of meters, such as IKONOS and QuickBird, are suitable for large scale research and land cover/use mapping.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12152484 fatcat:7opmt73mp5dsjll3cyfrjs755m

Integrated Mapping of Spatial Urban Dynamics—A European-Chinese Exploration. Part 1—Methodology for Automatic Land Cover Classification Tailored towards Spatial Allocation of Ecosystem Services Features

Ellen Banzhaf, Wanben Wu, Xiangyu Luo, Julius Knopp
2021 Remote Sensing  
Urbanisation processes inherently influence land cover (LC) and have dramatic impacts on the amount, distribution and quality of vegetation cover.  ...  With the help of the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform and earth observation data, an automatic LC mapping method tailored for more detailed ES features was proposed.  ...  The Land Use and Land Cover Area Frame Survey (LUCAS) Sample Points LUCAS is a land cover and land use survey for Europe conducted by the European statistical office [19] on a three-year basis.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13091744 doaj:c735e0ab0f724c19bf038ca69bd9b429 fatcat:6kuhosj5jjbbnfoslzanuhhivu
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