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Remote Sens. 2016, 8(12), 1036; doi:10.3390/rs8121036

Towards an Integrated Global Land Cover Monitoring and Mapping System

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Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Ecosystem Services and Management Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria
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Academic Editor: Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 9 December 2016 / Revised: 9 December 2016 / Accepted: 13 December 2016 / Published: 20 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Validation and Inter-Comparison of Land Cover and Land Use Data)
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Global land cover mapping has evolved in a number of ways over the past two decades including increased activity in the areas of map validation and inter-comparison, which is the main focus of this Special Issue in Remote Sensing. Here we describe the major trends in global land cover mapping that have occurred, followed by recent advances as exemplified by the papers in the Special Issue. Finally, we consider what the future holds for global land cover mapping. View Full-Text
Keywords: validation; land cover; land use; data fusion; global land cover mapping; map inter-comparison validation; land cover; land use; data fusion; global land cover mapping; map inter-comparison
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Herold, M.; See, L.; Tsendbazar, N.-E.; Fritz, S. Towards an Integrated Global Land Cover Monitoring and Mapping System. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 1036.

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