Estimating the Land Transition Matrix Based on Erroneous Maps

  title={Estimating the Land Transition Matrix Based on Erroneous Maps},
  author={Robert Gilmore Pontius and Xiaoxiao Li},
This article presents methods to estimate a land cover transition matrix based on maps from two points in time. The land cover transition matrix indicates the amount of land that transitions from each category at time 1 to each category at time 2. Observed differences between the two land cover maps can be due to change on the ground or error in the maps. If the maps were perfectly correct, then the observed differences would indicate true land transition on the ground. This paper considers the… CONTINUE READING