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A Unified Cropland Layer at 250 m for Global Agriculture Monitoring

Waldner, François and Fritz, Steffen and Di Gregorio, Antonio and Plotnikov, Dmitry and Bartalev, Sergey and Kassul, Nataliia and Gong, Peng and Thenkabail, Prasad and Hazeu, Gerald and Klein, Igor and Löw, Fabian and Miettinen, Jukka and Dadhwal, Vinay and Lamarche, Céline and Bontemps, Sophie and Defourny, Pierre (2016) A Unified Cropland Layer at 250 m for Global Agriculture Monitoring. Data, 1 (3), pp. 1-13. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/data1010003. ISSN 2306-5729.

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Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5729/1/1/3


Accurate and timely information on the global cropland extent is critical for food security monitoring, water management and earth system modeling. Principally, it allows for analyzing satellite image time-series to assess the crop conditions and permits isolation of the agricultural component to focus on food security and impacts of various climatic scenarios. However, despite its critical importance, accurate information on the spatial extent, cropland mapping with remote sensing imagery remains a major challenge. Following an exhaustive identification and collection of existing land cover maps, a multi-criteria analysis was designed at the country level to evaluate the fitness of a cropland map with regards to four dimensions: its timeliness, its legend, its resolution adequacy and its confidence level. As a result, a Unified Cropland Layer that combines the fittest products into a 250 m global cropland map was assembled. With an evaluated accuracy ranging from 82% to 95%, the Unified Cropland Layer successfully improved the accuracy compared to single global products.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111042/
Document Type:Article
Title:A Unified Cropland Layer at 250 m for Global Agriculture Monitoring
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Waldner, FrançoisEarth and Life Institute, Université catholique de LouvainUNSPECIFIED
Fritz, Steffennternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)UNSPECIFIED
Di Gregorio, AntonioFood and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)UNSPECIFIED
Plotnikov, DmitrySpace Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Bartalev, SergeySpace Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Kassul, NataliiaSpace Research Institute NAS & SSA (SRI)UNSPECIFIED
Gong, PengTsinghua UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Thenkabail, PrasadUnited States Geological Survey,UNSPECIFIED
Hazeu, GeraldAlterra, DroevendaalsesteegUNSPECIFIED
Klein, Igorigor.klein (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Löw, Fabianfabian.loew (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Miettinen, JukkaCentre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS),UNSPECIFIED
Dadhwal, VinayNational Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO, BalanagaUNSPECIFIED
Lamarche, CélineEarth and Life Institute, Université catholique de LouvainUNSPECIFIED
Bontemps, SophieEarth and Life Institute, Université catholique de LouvainUNSPECIFIED
Defourny, PierreEarth and Life Institute, Université catholique de LouvainUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Data
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.3390/data1010003
Page Range:pp. 1-13
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Series Name:Open Access ʻData in Scienceʼ Journal
Keywords:global, agriculture; cropland map, multi-criteria Analysis, accuracy assessment
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Klein, Igor
Deposited On:07 Feb 2017 14:54
Last Modified:14 Oct 2020 04:17

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