Cite as:
Meyer, H.; Thies, B. &amp; Bendix, J. (2011): <b>Land use/land cover map of South Ecuador 2001.</b> <i>Available online ( from DFG-FOR816dw.</i>

Resource Description

Title: Land use/land cover map of South Ecuador 2001
Short Name: LUC 2001
FOR816dw ID: 1039
Publication Date: 2011-11-07
Last Update Date: 2011-11-09
License and Usage Rights: FOR816 data user agreement
Temporal Coverage:
Begin: 2001-11-03
End: 2001-11-03
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 2001. It consists of 6 LUC classes: Forest, Subparamo, Paramo, Pasture, Urban and Water. The classification is based on a Landsat ETM+ image from 2011/11/03.
Additional Infos:
The classification is based on the Landsat ETM+ image LE70100632001307EDC00 from 2011/11/03 (accessed in New Earth explorer ( The same image was already classified by Göttlicher (2009). The difference to the classification of Göttlicher is that the scene was created for land change modelling (Meyer et al. 2011b). Therefore it was very important that especially forest and non forest could be distinguished perfectly and that the classification is comparable to a second classification of 1987 (Meyer et al. 2011). The classification of 2001 by Göttlicher was classified using expert knowledge. It was not possible to reconstruct detailed classes for the corresponding 1987 scene. Therefore this new classification of 2001 was necessary for a comparison to 1987.<br/> The classification of Göttlicher (2009) is recommended if information of current and detailed LUC is needed. For analysis with focus on the contrast of grassland/forest distribution or for change detection matters we recommend using this new classification. <br/> <br/> <br/> citation: <br/> Göttlicher D. (2009): Landcover classification Ecuador (10 classes). Available online ( from DFG-FOR816dw<br/> <br/> Meyer H. , Thies B. , and Bendix J. (2011): Land use/land cover map of South Ecuador 1987 . Available online ( from DFG-FOR816dw. <br/> <br/> Meyer H. , Thies B. , and Bendix J. (2011b): Predicted land use/land cover maps of South Ecuador 2010-2100 . Available online ( from DFG-FOR816dw. <br/>
| land use | Loja | land cover | landsat | remote sensing |
Associated entities to this dataset:
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Raster Name: classification2001
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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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