Homisland-IO: Homogeneous Land Use/Land Cover over the Small Islands of the Indian Ocean
Université de La Réunion, UMR 228 Espace-Dev (IRD, UA, UG, UM, UR), 40 Avenue de Soweto 97410 Saint-Pierre, 97490 La Réunion, France
Institut de Recherche pour le développement, UMR 228 Espace-Dev (IRD, UA, UG, UM, UR), 40 Avenue de Soweto 97410 Saint-Pierre, 97490 La Réunion, France
Institut de Recherche pour le développement, UMR 228 Espace-Dev (IRD, UA, UG, UM, UR), 5 Preah Monivong Blvd (93), Phnom Penh 12100, Cambodge
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Data 2019, 4(2), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/data4020082
Received: 10 May 2019 / Revised: 5 June 2019 / Accepted: 6 June 2019 / Published: 8 June 2019
Many small islands are located in the southwestern Indian Ocean. These islands have their own environmental specificities and very fragmented landscapes. Generic land use products developed from low and medium resolution satellite images are not suitable for studying these small territories. This is why we have developed a land use/land cover product, called Homisland-IO, based on remote sensing processing on high spatial resolution satellite images acquired by SPOT 5 satellite between December 2012 and July 2014. This product has been produced using an object-based classification process. The overall accuracy of the product is 86%. Homisland-IO is freely accessible through a web portal and is thus available for future use.