Multi-source integrated chinese land cover map (2000)

This data set is based on the evaluation of existing land cover data and the evidence theory,including a 1:100,000 land use map for the year 20 2000、a 1:1,000,000 vegetation map、a 1:1,000,000 swamp-wetland map, a glacier map and a Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer land cover map for China in 2001 (MODIS2001) were merged,Finally, the decision is made based on the principle of maximum trust, and a new 1KM land cover data of China in 2000 with IGBP classification system is produced.

The new land cover data not only maintain the overall accuracy of China's land use data, but also supplement the information of vegetation types and vegetation seasons in China's vegetation map, update China's wetland map, add the latest information of China's glacier map, and make the classification system more general.

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Raster data can be opened by remote sensing software such as Arcgis.

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RAN Youhua, LI Xin. Multi-source integrated chinese land cover map (2000). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. DOI: 10.11888/Socioeco.tpdc.270467. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Ran, Y.H., Li, X., Lu, L. (2009). China Land Cover Classfication at 1KM Spatial Resolution Based on a Multisource Data Fusion Approach.Advances in earth science.Issue(2), 192-203.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Ran, Y. H. , Li, X. , Lu, L. , & Li, Z. Y. (2012). Large-scale land cover mapping with the integration of multi-source information based on the dempster–shafer theory. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26(1), 169-191, DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2011.577745( View Details | Bibtex)

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References literature

1.Wu F, Zhan J, Yan H, et al. Land Cover Mapping Based on Multisource Spatial Data Mining Approach for Climate Simulation: A Case Study in the Farming-Pastoral Ecotone of North China[J]. Advances in Meteorology. 2013, 2013 (View Details )

2.Sun S L, Chen H S, Ju W M, et al. Effects of climate change on annual streamflow using climate elasticity in Poyang Lake Basin, China[J]. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY. 2013, 112(1-2): 169-183 (View Details )

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Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 135.50 West: 73.20
South: 17.80 North: 53.90
  • Spatial resolution: 1km - 10km
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  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
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