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Central American Vegetation/ Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status

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Data CreatorCenter for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University
DescriptionThis report assesses the degree to which both existing and proposed terrestrial protected area networks protect/would protect landscape-level biodiversity, which we represent as vegetation types delineated from remotely-sensed imagery. A comprehensive, standardized, and thematically appropriate map of [Central-American] vegetation and landcover types was developed by classifying AVHRR imagery (advanced very high resolution radiometer imagery -- 1 km2 resolution) using advanced digital image processing routines and expertise provided by a Central America Vegetation Working Group. The map identifies 17 remaining natural vegetation types. The classification accuracy of the map is estimated to exceed 80%.
Type of Data VECTOR
Permission Required to Use? None
Acknowledgement Required to Use? None
Price for Use? None
Who Can Use Data? PUBLIC
Entry Date 04-OCT-02
Geography Covered / CENTRAL AMERICA
Formats / E00 / ZIP

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