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U.S. Virgin Islands 2007 GAP Land Cover

10-Meter Resolution of the U.S. Virgin Islands and surrounding Islands and Cays.

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Gould WA, Solórzano MC, Potts GS, Quiñones M, Castro-Prieto J, Yntema LD. 2013. U.S. Virgin Islands Gap Analysis Project – Final Report. USGS, Moscow ID and the USDA FS International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Río Piedras, PR. 163 pages and 5 appendices.

Summary

The U.S. Virgin Islands 2007 land cover, created as part of the USVIGAP analysis project supported by the USGS, is a forty-nine class land cover classification. The USVIGAP land cover is based primarily on the unsupervised classification of five Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) Advanced Land Imager (ALI) scenes acquired in 2007. The ALI scenes were processed, segmented into geoclimatic zones and classified individually. ASTER and Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery from 2008 and 2009 were used to complete areas of no data resulting from cloud and cloud shadow in the initial ALI classification. The land cover was created through the use of the spectral information derived from the satellite imagery and ancillary data such as geology, topography, hydrology [...]

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Purpose

The natural land cover of the U.S Virgin Islands were complied and identified as part of the terrestrial component of the U.S Virgin Islands GAP Analysis Project. A detailed recent land cover of the U.S. Virgin Islands is requested as part of the GAP Analysis Project. The land cover provides habitat information for modeling vertebrate distributions as well as an updated high resolution land cover map. The land cover map provides important data for entities involved with conservation activities as well as providing a map for land cover change analysis.

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ScienceBase WMS

ScienceBase WCS

Communities

  • Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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