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Land Cover Mapping API
The Land Cover Mapping API generates accurate, current land cover data at one-meter resolution.Explore the demo
Climate change and human activity are altering the natural landscape. In order to conserve these landscapes and build climate-resilient communities, conservationists need accurate data on the changing environment.
Using algorithms on the Microsoft AI platform that were integrated into Esri’s ArcGIS spatial mapping software, we were able to create a one-meter resolution land map. These algorithms are now available as an API, helping conservationists track changes in landscape over time.
Images from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) data set are input into the Land Cover Mapping API. These images are typically 4-channel TIFF files.
Land Cover Mapping resources
Land cover maps help us visualize everything that covers the Earth. The Microsoft AI platform and ArcGIS spatial mapping software enable precision conservation. Take the tutorial or review documentation to start advancing your conservation efforts with precise mapping.
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