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Land cover of Mauritius Island.

Nigel, Rody; Rughooputh, Soonil D. D. V.; Boojhawon, Ravi (2015). Land cover of Mauritius Island. Journal of Maps , vol. 11 , nº 2. p. 217-224. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2014.926297.

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In this digital era, high-resolution imagery offers a rapid and inexpensive means of monitoring land use changes. Digitally monitoring dynamic landscape change is a versatile way of facilitating rapid strategic decision making in a sustainable manner in a world of increasing complexity. Whilst a cadastral land information system is useful as a database, its use is limited for research purposes involving the manipulation of images - such as in studying flood-prone areas or land erosion susceptibility. In this paper, we report a land cover map for Mauritius Island (1859 km2), in the Indian Ocean, at a scale of 1:100,000 (A1-size paper). Inputs used to create the map are a SPOT satellite image, published map series at 1:25,000 scale, and selected ground truth surveys for validation. In total, 11 feature types, which are representative of the island's surface cover, have been mapped.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: land cover; land use; Mauritius
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 25 avr. 2018 15:48
Dernière modification: 25 avr. 2018 15:48
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/4270

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