This was a presentation at a Workshop on Development of an Interim Framework for the National Land Use Classification Standard, Methodology and Symbology for South Africa. It shows why land use and land cover are not the same, why land use often cannot be determined from imagery alone, and why land use, zoning and planning are not the same.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsApril, 2014South Africa
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2014Indonesia
Land degradation has been a major political issue in Java for decades. Its causes have generally been framed by narratives focussing on farmers’ unsustainable cultivation practices. This paper causally links land degradation with struggles over natural resources in Central Java. It presents a case study that was part of a research project combining remote sensing and political ecology to explore land use/cover change and its drivers in the catchment of the Segara Anakan lagoon.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksApril, 2014Japan
Here we propose an accurate and robust method for large-area land-use and land-cover (LULC) mapping using multi-temporal optical data. The conventional method for LULC classification usually uses time-series data at regular intervals to consider the seasonality of LULC. However, high-resolution optical data have considerable seasonal biases, making it difficult to use time-series data.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2014
Application of the satellite remote sensing techniques to wildlife research began from discernment of the individual animal and/or evaluation of animal behavior from the photography experiments. Satellite remote sensing to wildlife research at the present has applied for the purpose of evaluating the animal habitat. Trends in satellite remote sensing for wildlife are evaluating the index of wildlife habitat and estimating relationship with an environmental variables and animal distribution.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014India
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014India
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014
Study region: Increasing demographic pressure and economic development in the Mekong Basin result in greater dependency on river water resources and increased vulnerability to streamflow variations.Study focus: Improved knowledge of flow variability is therefore paramount, especially in remote catchments, rarely gauged, and inhabited by vulnerable populations. We present simple multivariate power-law relationships for estimating streamflow metrics in ungauged areas, from easily obtained catchment characteristics.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Zimbabwe
By increased rural-urban migration in many African countries, the assessment of changes in catchment hydrologic responses due to urbanization is critical for water resource planning and management. This paper assesses hydrological impacts of urbanization on two medium-sized Zimbabwean catchments (Mukuvisi and Marimba) for which changes in land cover by urbanization were determined through Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) images for the years 1986, 1994 and 2008. Impact assessments were done through hydrological modeling by a topographically driven rainfall-runoff model (TOPMODEL).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014South-Eastern Asia
Accessibility to cloud-free optical sensor images is essential for large-area monitoring of land and forest cover changes. In this study, the acquisition probabilities of cloud-free images were analyzed using MODIS cloud mask products from 2000 to 2008 in Southeast Asia. The daily cloud masks were summarized into monthly acquisition probabilities for cloud-free images over the period at a spatial resolution of 1km. The mean annual acquisition probability profiles were extracted averaging nine years' observation.