Okavango Delta, Botswana
09 January 2020
Annual 100m land cover of Africa released
Last May, the team of the global component of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service released their first 100 m global land cover maps for the year 2015, based on Proba-V observations and computed on the MEP platform.
To map land change processes, such as desertification, de- or re-forestation, urbanization and infrastructure development impacts, you will need to compare land cover maps across different years.
To this end, the same team is now releasing a first set of annual land cover maps over Africa as a demonstration and stepping stone towards global change maps that are expected by the summer of 2020.
The image above shows the classification of the famous Okavango Delta (right), nicely complementing a Google EarthTM background image (left).
© ESA-BELSPO 2020, produced by VITO
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