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Validation

Validation is an integral part of land cover and land change remote sensing, providing a measure of map accuracy for use in evaluating the appropriateness of a map for a specific application. Reference datasets and validation analysis results for the Conterminous United States (CONUS) and Hawaii are publicly available and the links are provided below.

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USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection releases ‘unprecedented’ reference dataset for United States

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) team has released its reference dataset for the Conterminous U.S. (CONUS), an 25,000-point trove of land cover data that represents the culmination of nearly five years of intensive human labor.
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USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection releases ‘unprecedented’ reference dataset for United States

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) team has released its reference dataset for the Conterminous U.S. (CONUS), an 25,000-point trove of land cover data that represents the culmination of nearly five years of intensive human labor.
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LCMAP Validation Data Captures Impact of U.S. Economic Downturn

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative focuses on the creation of annual map products and the application of those products to advance the understanding of land surface change for the scientific community, the land management community, and the general public.Both the map products and the work performed to validate them offer insight into the multitude of...
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LCMAP Validation Data Captures Impact of U.S. Economic Downturn

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative focuses on the creation of annual map products and the application of those products to advance the understanding of land surface change for the scientific community, the land management community, and the general public.Both the map products and the work performed to validate them offer insight into the multitude of...
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