Uganda Land Cover 2000 Scheme I

Land Cover maps were developed for Green Houses gases Inventories to provide baseline data for Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)sector. The coverage for the Land Cover maps is NINE Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) countries namely: Ethiopia, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The Land Cover maps have been developed from LandSat Imagery (30m by 30m) resolution using supervised classification. Image interpretation was done per scene. Images used for classification were selected based on seasonality, dry season images preferred. Land Cover maps are developed for two epochs: 2014 and 2000. For each year flexibility in image selection is allowed from previous and next year in each epoch. An epoch for 1990 is available in some of the project countries such as Malawi and Rwanda. Classification scheme used is based on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6 land over categories for Scheme I: Forestland, Grassland, Wetland, Cropland, Settlement and Other land. Classification Scheme II is informed by country specific interest, definitions, descriptions, mapping goals and policy statements and documents with guidance from IPCC Good Practice guidelines. Scheme II is such that it meets the country specific mapping standards and can be rolled back to the IPCC categories. Final map is taken through a 3pixel by 3pixel filter to eliminate salt and pepper effect and remove isolated pixels.

Contact the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development at rcmrd@rcmrd.org for more information on GHG Land Cover Maps for Eastern and Southern Africa.

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