Evaluation of Landsat based fractional land cover mapping in the Alberta oil sands region: M103-3/17-2015E-PDF

"In remote sensing, sub-pixel or fractional land cover represents the area covered by a given land cover type within a defined footprint on the land surface. Accurate estimation of fractional land cover is of interest to provide more detailed information on land cover and its change over time. In the Alberta Oil Sands this is of particular importance due to the small size and rapid rate of the change observed. Results of the analysis undertaken in this study show that fractional estimation of conifer, deciduous, shrub, low vegetation, bare, and water is possible, but significant improvements can be made with enhanced data processing”--Summary provided by publisher.

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Title Evaluation of Landsat based fractional land cover mapping in the Alberta oil sands region
Series Title Geomatics Canada, open file ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Date 2015.
Number of Pages 16 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M103-3/17-2015E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 296802
Subject Terms Geophysics, Oil sands, Resources management, Satellite imagery