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Landsat Feature Identification Key
Entry ID: LFIK
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Summary
Abstract: The Landsat feature identification key is a guide to interpreting land cover based on available Landsat TM and ETM+ data. Each feature that is identified is displayed a two different scales (1:500,000 and 1:100,000) in order to provide a broad overview and a more detailed view of each feature of interest.

All images are displayed with a 3,2,1 RGB (true color) band combinationand a 4,5,3 RGB band combination with a 2x standard deviation stretch. Click on the thumbnail image to view the larger image. Accompanying each feature is descriptive information that should aid in interpretation.

All of the samples in this key have been obtained from the System for Terrestrial Ecosystem Parameterization (STEP) database developed by the Center for Remote Sensing of the Department of Geography at Boston University for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme DISCover project. The IGBP landcover classification scheme is employed for organizing land cover types. The samples for each landcover type can be seen in a blue bounding box in each image.

A GeoTIFF subset for each sample image is available for download by right clicking on the Download tiff subset link and choosing 'Save Target As.' This is a small (~1 MB) image that covers the area of interest. Landsat Bands 1-5 and 7 are present in these multi-band unenhanced image files.

Future updates to the Landsat Feature Identification Key will provide more fine scale samples, including point localities and ground photos.

Compiled by Kevin Koy and Clare O'Reilly,
Source: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History

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CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
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Author(s). Year. Title. American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Available from http://biodiversityinformatics.amnh.org. (accessed on date)
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Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

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Name: AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
Phone: 212-769-5742
Fax: 212-769-5292
Email: biodiversity at amnh.org
Contact Address:
American Museum of Natural History
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
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City: New York
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10024
Country: USA
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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 212-769-5742
Fax: 212-769-5292
Email: biodiversity at amnh.org
Contact Address:
American Museum of Natural History
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
Central Park West at 79th Street
City: New York
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10024
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-11-28
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-10-25
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