A 30 m-resolution land use-land cover product for the Colombian Andes and Amazon using cloud-computing

Andrés González-González, Nicola Clerici, Benjamin Quesada

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Land use-land cover (LULC) data are critical inputs for policy and scientific research in hydrology, climatology, territory planning and conservation. Colombia, a megadiverse country and deforestation hotspot on Earth, critically needs recent and high-resolution information on land use and land cover. Using Landsat OLI 8 data, we here present a new LULC product for the Colombian Amazon and Andes at 30 m × 30 m resolution for year 2018, using classification and validation procedures based on the Google Earth Engine cloud-based platform. The novel products show high overall accuracy (>90%), are achieved with high automatization and improve current coarser LULC datasets for Colombia. All the processing procedures used are open access and distributable to the scientific community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102688
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
StatePublished - Mar 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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