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land cover & land use

Esri open sources 2020 global land cover map, in addition to predictive land cover map release

14 Jul - 12:08 SAST
Esri’s 2020 Global Land Cover Map and Predictive 2050 Global Land Cover Map forms part of the Living Atlas, and is available under a Creative Commons license. Both products are available in ArcGIS Online...
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A new map of agricultural land in Africa builds towards a soil information system

30 Jun - 09:36 SAST
Soils4Africa released a map of agricultural land of continental Africa, which forms the basis for the selection of the 20 000 sites where the project will collect soil samples.
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Digital Earth Africa incorporates analyses ready radar data for the continent

24 Jun - 21:51 SAST
The data is open access and free through the Digital Earth Africa Map and sandbox, and will aid users’ ability to map and monitor water, crops and land cover.
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Development Seed’s PEARL platform employs AI to accelerated land cover mapping

18 May - 23:38 SAST
The platform combines human intelligence and scalable AI for fast, accurate land cover mapping. It leverages capabilities and research under the Microsoft Planetary Computer initiative that reduce the effort to create land cover maps.
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Ghana launches national map of forests and land use

28 Jan - 07:09 SAST
The map uses satellite data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites, a large number of field samples and measurements cross-referenced using machine learning techniques.
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Radiant Earth Foundation releases benchmark land cover training data for Africa

28 Jul - 15:14 SAST
Radiant Earth Foundation has released “LandCoverNet,” a human-labelled global land cover classification training dataset. This release contains data across Africa, which accounts for ~1/5 of the global dataset.
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Lessons learned from regional temporal land cover mapping

16 Jul - 17:27 SAST
Land use and land cover change is a leading driver of habitat loss and ecosystem degradation, and it is therefore essential that accurate, consistent time series land cover maps are developed to identify and...
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