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Title: Border Lakes land-cover classification

Author: Bauer, Marvin; Loeffelholz, Brian; Shinneman, Doug.;

Date: 2009

Source: Research Map NRS-1. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 14 p. [DVD and printed map included].

Publication Series: Research Map (RMAP)

Description: This document contains metadata and description of land-cover classification of approximately 5.1 million acres of land bordering Minnesota, U.S.A. and Ontario, Canada. The classification focused on the separation and identification of specific forest-cover types. Some separation of the nonforest classes also was performed. The classification was derived from multi-temporal Landsat TM/ETM+ imagery (collected from the years 1999-2001) using eCognition segmentation software to identify stands and the kNN algorithm to perform the spectral classification. Reference data sites were obtained for Minnesota from the Forest Inventory and Monitoring program dataset and for Ontario from the Forest Resource Inventory program. This dataset was created as an input layer in the LANDIS-II forest landscape model for simulation of future forest disturbance and compositional change over the Border Lakes landscape.

Keywords: Minnesota, Ontario, Quetico Provincial Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Voyageurs National Park, land-cover type, Landsat, forest

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Bauer, Marvin; Loeffelholz, Brian; Shinneman, Doug. 2009. Border Lakes land-cover classification. Research Map NRS-1. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 14 p. [DVD and printed map included].


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