Parker River Watershed

Land Cover (2005), Parker Watershed, Groveland, Massachusetts - Vector

Abstract: 

This is a seven-category land-cover map of Groveland, Massachusetts. The seven categories are: bare soil, coniferous trees, decidous trees, grass, impervious surface, water, and wetlands.

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Core Areas: 

Data set ID: 

308

Keywords: 

Short name: 

LC_Groveland_vector_v1

Purpose: 

This dataset informs research on suburbanization in a coastal watershed.

Data sources: 

LC_Groveland_vector_v1

Methods: 

A fine-resolution land-cover mapping methodology to produce a complete study area map was adopted. The methodology used object-based image analysis (OBIA) remote sensing techniques to classify fine-spatial resolution aerial imagery into seven land-cover categories: bare soil, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, fine green grass, impervious surfaces, water, and wetlands. The imagery used in the classification was 0.5 m spatial resolution, 4-band (R,G,B,NIR) aerial photographs taken between 9 and 17 April 2005. Ancillary data included GIS layers of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wetlands and impervious surfaces. The aerial photography and ancillary data were obtained from MassGIS.

 

Information relevant to the GIS data encoding

This is a seven-category land-cover map of Groveland, Massachusetts. The seven categories are: bare soil, coniferous trees, decidous trees, grass, impervious surface, water, and wetlands.Horizontal Coordinate System Name:NAD 1983 Lambert Conformal Conic

Datum: D North American 1983
Reference Ellipsoid: Name: GRS 1980 Semi Axis: 6378137.0
Meridian: Greenwich
Projection Name : Lambert Conformal Conic

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