The European Space Agency released a new 20m resolution land cover dataset for Africa. The legend includes 10 classes that describe the land surface, amongst them „trees cover areas“, „shrubs cover areas“, „grassland“, „cropland“, „vegetation aquatic or regularly flooded“, and others. The database promises to be useful tool for risk assessments.
It is based on 1 year of Sentinel-2 A satellite observations from December 2015 to December 2016.

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (http://www.gis-management.de/). His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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