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Land Cover Mapping Species Classification


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.


Depending on the method used, either an image file with a pixel-level classification is returned to the researcher, or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) of landscape elements and their relative proportions.

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