Landuse/Landcover data of the QinghaiLake River Basin (2000)

The data is a land cover dataset of the Qinghai Lake Basin, which was derived from the "China 1: 100,000 Land Use Dataset" in 2000. It was constructed based on Landsat MSS, TM and ETM remote sensing data within three years using satellite remote sensing. This data uses a hierarchical land cover classification system, which divides the country into 6 first-class categories (arable land, forest land, grassland, waters, urban and rural areas, industrial and mining, residential land and unused land), and 31 second-class categories. The attribute fields include: Area, Perimeter, Code (Land Code), Name (Land Type).

Data file naming and use method

File name: QinghaiLake_Landcover2k.shp
Data reading method: data can be opened and viewed with ArcGIS software

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LIU Jiyuan, ZHUANG Dafang, WANG Jianhua, ZHOU Wancun, WU Shixin. Landuse/Landcover data of the QinghaiLake River Basin (2000). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2014. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: 101.45 West: 97.56
South: 36.17 North: 38.42
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • File size: 14 MB
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  • Temporal coverage: 2000
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