is a stand alone application that integrates land cover mapping,
change detection and validation functions. It allows delineations from
satellite imagery using object-based classification techniques.
GLCN offers a section
dedicated to all those activities concerning land cover
mapping and change detection over sensitive ecosystems to climate change:
forests (i.e. mangroves), mountains, coasts (deltas). [more..]
LCCS3: towards LCCM
3 of LCCS builds upon the Land Cover Classification Model (LCCM)
developed by using the Unified Modeling Language (UML). LCCM allows creating
classes of land cover through an object-based approach.
The GLCN initiative (brochure) is
the result of a common effort of
and sponsors to answer the need, expressed by the international
community, for a standardized global land cover database.
This initiative has been launched at the conference "Strategies
for Global Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring" held in Florence
6-8 May 2002.
Harmonize land cover definitions, classification systems,
mapping and monitoring specifications.
Develop standards for global mapping.
Initiate building of a global database.
Promote outreach initiatives
on development methodologies and applications of land cover data.
Provide advisory services.
Function as an international, politically neutral and not-for-profit
clearinghouse for land cover information at global and regional levels.