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High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change
Forests in Flux Forests worldwide are in a state of flux, with accelerating losses in some regions and gains in others. Hansen et al. (p. 850) examined global Landsat data at a 30-meter spatialExpand
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Good practices for estimating area and assessing accuracy of land change
The remote sensing science and application communities have developed increasingly reliable, consistent, and robust approaches for capturing land dynamics to meet a range of information needs. Expand
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Quantification of global gross forest cover loss
A globally consistent methodology using satellite imagery was implemented to quantify gross forest cover loss (GFCL) from 2000 to 2005 and to compare GFCL among biomes, continents, and countries.Expand
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Humid tropical forest clearing from 2000 to 2005 quantified by using multitemporal and multiresolution remotely sensed data
Forest cover is an important input variable for assessing changes to carbon stocks, climate and hydrological systems, biodiversity richness, and other sustainability science disciplines. DespiteExpand
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Selecting and interpreting measures of thematic classification accuracy
An error matrix is frequently employed to organize and display information used to assess the thematic accuracy of a land-cover map, and numerous accuracy measures have been proposed for summarizing the information contained in this error matrix. Expand
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Making better use of accuracy data in land change studies: Estimating accuracy and area and quantifying uncertainty using stratified estimation
Abstract The area of land use or land cover change obtained directly from a map may differ greatly from the true area of change because of map classification error. An error-adjusted estimator ofExpand
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Design and Analysis for Thematic Map Accuracy Assessment: Fundamental Principles
We discuss options available for each of the three basic components of an accuracy assessment, sampling design, response design, and estimation and analysis procedures. Expand
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Thematic accuracy of the NLCD 2001 land cover for the conterminous United States
The land-cover thematic accuracy of NLCD 2001 was assessed from a probability-sample of 15,000 pixels. Nationwide, NLCD 2001 overall Anderson Level II and Level I accuracies were 78.7% and 85.3%,Expand
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Accuracy assessment of NLCD 2006 land cover and impervious surface
Abstract Release of NLCD 2006 provides the first wall-to-wall land-cover change database for the conterminous United States from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) data. Accuracy assessment of NLCD 2006Expand
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Thematic accuracy of the 1992 National Land-Cover Data for the eastern United States: Statistical methodology and regional results
Abstract The accuracy of the 1992 National Land-Cover Data (NLCD) map is assessed via a probability sampling design incorporating three levels of stratification and two stages of selection. AgreementExpand
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