Cite as:
Meyer, H.; Thies, B. &amp; Bendix, J. (2011): <b>Land use/land cover map of South Ecuador 1987.</b> <i>Available online ( from DFG-FOR816dw.</i>

Resource Description

Title: Land use/land cover map of South Ecuador 1987
Short Name: LUC 1987
FOR816dw ID: 1038
Publication Date: 2011-11-07
Last Update Date: 2011-11-07
License and Usage Rights: FOR816 data user agreement
Temporal Coverage:
Begin: 1987-01-01
End: 1997-12-31
Geographic Coverage:
Geographic Description: Loja-Zamora
Bounding Coordinates:
- lon/lat [degrees]
- WGS 84
North: -3.62223° Max: 3757.0 ( meter )
West: -79.2736° East: -78.6825° Elevation
South: -4.34219° Min: 781.0 ( meter )
Dataset Owner(s):
Individual: Hanna Meyer
Individual: Boris Thies
Individual: Jörg Bendix
The map shows land use/land cover (LUC) of the Loja-Zamora region in 1987. It consists of 6 LUC classes: Forest, Subparamo, Paramo, Pasture, Urban and Water. The classification is mainly based on a Landsat TM image from 1987/03/26. However, since it features high cloudiness, a composite of 8 further images around the year 1987 was used for filling the gaps.
Additional Infos:
The map is available in UTM 17S (WGS 84) projection. <br/> The basis for the classification was the Landsat Scene LT50100631987085XXX02 (accessed in New Earth explorer ( from 1987/03/26. The following TM scenes were used for filling the clouded areas of 1987: <br/> -1985/03/20 (LT50100631985079AAA04)<br/> -1986/12/04 (LT50100631986338XXX03)<br/> -1986/11/02 (LT50100631986306XXX09)<br/> -1989/12/28 (LT50100631989362XXX02)<br/> -1990/03/02 (LT50100631990061XXX02)<br/> -1998/07/14 (LT50100631998195XXX01)<br/> -1998/08/15 (LT50100631998227XXX01)<br/> -1998/12/21 (LT50100631998355XXX01)<br/> <br/> The procedure steps 1-5 were accomplished for each of the 9 Landsat images.
| land use | Loja | land cover | landsat | remote sensing |
Associated entities to this dataset:
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Raster Name: classification1987
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Metadata Provider:
Individual: Hanna Meyer
Contact Person:
Individual: Boris Thies
Individual: Jörg Bendix
Individual: Hanna Meyer
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Data Publisher:
Organization: DFG-FOR816 Data Warehouse - University of Marburg, Department of Geography

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