A system for monitoring land cover

C. Skelsey, A. Law, Mark Winter, John Rowland Lishman

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The Macaulay Institute aims to update the Land Cover of Scotland (1988) dataset. This is a complex dataset, describing Scotland's land cover in terms of over 1300 classes, and whilst reports and assessments suggest that the primary method for update should be a manual comparison of air photos, they also emphasize the importance of exploring automated techniques. ETORA-II, a toolkit capable of supporting the complex automated analyses required, has been developed. Its prototype application, SYMOLAC-II, provides a proof-of-concept for ETORA-II, and development is ongoing. The final aim of this work is to produce an environmental information system for Scotland's land cover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4853-4869
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Publication statusPublished - 2003



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Skelsey, C., Law, A., Winter, M., & Lishman, J. R. (2003). A system for monitoring land cover. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24, 4853-4869. https://doi.org/10.1080/0143116031000101585