Lesson 53 : Creating Land Cover Maps

land cover

Land cover is the physical material at the surface of the earth. In this video we learn how to download freely available data from #LivingAtlas and create a simple Land Cover Map.

land cover

Land cover map representation

Land cover maps represent¬†spatial information on different types (classes) of physical coverage of the Earth’s surface, e.g. forests, grasslands, croplands, lakes, wetlands. Dynamic land cover maps include transitions of land cover classes over time and hence captures land cover changes.

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