Ecological Forecasting: Land Cover 2005 Level I - IVEntry ID: KU_KARS_LULC_ecoforecast
Abstract: The 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns (KLCP) Mapping Initiative was a two-phase mapping endeavor that occurred over a three-year period (2007-2009). Note that while the processing occurred during the 2207-2009 period, all satellite data used in the project was acquired in 2005. Concurrent with mapping the state of Kansas, the Kansas River Watershed was also mapped. The Kansas River Watershed extends ... into southern Nebraska and includes a portion of eastern Colorado. During Phase I a Modified Level I map was produced. In Phase II a series of maps, Modified Level II through IV, were produced. All KLCP 2005 map products were produced at four spatial extents: the state of Kansas plus a 300 meter buffer, a DEM-derived watershed boundary of the Kansas River, the Kansas River watershed boundary plus a 1,000 meter buffer, and a combined dataset of the state of Kansas plus 300 meter buffer and the watershed plus 1,000 meter buffer.These extents are annotated in the file names with the extentions k, w, wb, and kwb respectively.
The goal of Phase II was to map subclasses for grassland and cropland, classes which were mapped during Phase I. For the Level II map, cool- and warm-season grasslands were mapped along with Spring Crop, Summer Crop, Alfalfa, Fallow, and Double-Crop classes. For the Level III map, the Summer Crop subclasses Corn, Soybean, and Sorghum were mapped, and the Spring Crop class was reassigned to Winter Wheat. In the Level IV map, irrigation status was mapped and added to the Level III crop type map.The Kansas Land Cover Patterns Level IV map contains twenty-four land use/land cover classes and has a positional accuracy and spatial resolution appropriate for producing 1:50,000 scale maps. The minimum map unit (MMU) varies by land cover class and ranges from 0.22 to 5.12 acres.
In general, the mapping methodology used a hybrid, hierarchical classification of multi-temporal, multi-resolution imagery to develop modified Anderson Level II through Anderson Level IV land cover maps of the Kansas River Watershed and the State of Kansas. More specifically, multi-seasonal Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery from the 2004 and 2005 growing season was used to map the grassland subclasses (cool- and warm-season grasslands). while MODIS NDVI time-series imagery from the 2005 growing season was used to map cropland subclasses.
The land use/land cover classes in the Level IV map are coded hierarchically to allow aggregation of land use and land cover classes as needed by the end-user. For example, a user can aggregate the Level IV map classes to a Level III classification by ignoring or eliminating the last digit of each land use/land cover class. Likewise, a Level II and Level I map can be created from the Level IV map by eliminating the last two and three digits, respectively, from each Level IV land use/land cover class.
A formal accuracy assessment found the Level II, Level III, and Level IV maps to have overall accuracy levels of 86.3%, 82.0%, and 74.3%, respectively. User and Producer (per-class errors of commission and omission) accuracies vary by land cover class and users are encouraged to reference the reported accuracy levels in the final report and/or metadata when using the Kansas Land Cover Patterns map series. Digital versions of the map, metadata, and accuracy assessment can be accessed from the Data Access Support Center (http://www.kansasgis.org/) or the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program (http://www.kars.ku.edu/).
This database was developed as part of the Core Database for the State of Kansas. It is suited for county-level and watershed-level analysis that involve land use and land cover.
[Summary provided by the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing, KARS, at the Kansas Biological Survey.]
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stephen Egbert
Dataset Title: Ecological Forecasting: Land Cover 2005 Level I - IV
Dataset Release Date: 2008-11-07
Dataset Release Place: Kansas
Dataset Publisher: Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program at the Kansas Biological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Map represented in raster or vector formOnline Resource: http://www.kars.ku.edu/research/ecological-forecasting-land-cover/
Start Date: 2005-12-31Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 30 m
Longitude Resolution: 30 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
Quality The data set was checked for topological consistency using the Arc/INFO command BUILD and CLEAN. No other checks for logical consistency were performed on this data set.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Non. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data. These data are not constituted legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 0.019
Distribution Format: zipped files
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: sunshine at usgs.gov
USGS 9100 NW 36th Street, Suite 107
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33178
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02