Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Land Use and Land Cover Mapping in Europe

Practices & Trends

Editors: Manakos, Ioannis, Braun, Matthias (Eds.)

  • Land use/land cover (LULC) information in its various forms and products is used as input by numerous users (e.g. modelers, planners, agricultural researchers, etc.), hence a very wide range of users and target groups should have considerable interest in having such a compilation
  • The book will give for the first time a comprehensive overview on LULC activities in and from Europe (not only a single project outcome) from operational practice, best practice examples to current state-of the-art developments in methodology
  • Many of these attempted concise descriptions are difficult to find otherwise
  • The book also targets to bridge between science and application in this specific field
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About this book

 Land use and land cover (LULC) as well as its changes (LUCC) are an interplay between bio-geophysical characteristics of the landscape and climate as well as the complex human interaction including its different patterns of utilization superimposed on the natural vegetation. LULC is a core information layer for a variety of scientific and administrative tasks(e.g. hydrological modelling, climate models, land use planning).In particular in the context of climate change with its impacts on socio-economic, socio-ecologic systems as well as ecosystem services precise information on LULC and LUCC are mandatory baseline datasets required over large areas. Remote sensing can provide such information on different levels of detail and in a homogeneous and reliable way. Hence, LULC mapping can be regarded as a prototype for integrated approaches based on spaceborne and airborne remote sensing techniques combined with field observations. The book provides for the first time a comprehensive view of various LULC activities focusing on European initiatives, such as the LUCAS surveys, the CORINE land covers, the ESA/EU GMES program and its resulting Fast-Track- and Downstream Services, the EU JRC Global Land Cover, the ESA GlobCover project as well as the ESA initiative on Essential Climate Variables. All have and are producing highly appreciated land cover products. The book will cover the operational approaches, but also review current state-of-the-art scientific methodologies and recommendations for this field. It opens the view with best-practice examples that lead to a view that exceeds pure mapping, but to investigate into drivers and causes as well as future projections.

About the authors

Dr. Ioannis Manakos is a Researcher in ‘Remote Sensing’ at the Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, an Adjunct Professor at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, where he headed the Department of the Geoinformation in Environmental Management for 7 years, cooperates with the Group on Earth Observations for the Global Land Cover Task, and is currently serving as the Chairman of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories. During his studies he specialized in spectroradiometric measurements and reflectance modeling (PhD at the Technical University of Munich), and satellite image and geospatial data analysis (MSc and Diploma at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) for applications related with Agriculture, Environment and Physical Geography. He has been coordinating or participating in numerous EU, bilateral, and national projects (FPs, INTERREGs, etc.) for more than a decade. Activity topics concerned Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), Space and Airborne Remote Sensing and its Complementation and Synergy with in-situ measurements, Environmental Resources Management, Soil Erosion Risk Assessment, Agricultural Practice Monitoring, Precision Agriculture, Regional and Rural Development, Management of Mediterranean Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Tourism. Numerous articles and studies of his have been published in Journals, Books, and Workshops.

Matthias Braun has studied at the University of Freiburg (PhD) and the University of Bonn. He is Chairman of the EARSeL special interest group on remote sensing of land use and land cover, as well as scientific Co-editor of EARSeL eProceedings. He is currently Associate Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Remote Sensing in Support of the Geo-information in Europe

    Manakos, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Global Land Cover Mapping: Current Status and Future Trends

    Mora, Brice (et al.)

    Pages 11-30

  • The Users’ Role in the European Land Monitoring Context

    Guàrdia, Núria Blanes (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • Towards an European Land Cover Monitoring Service and High-Resolution Layers

    Kuntz, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 43-52

  • CORINE Land Cover and Land Cover Change Products

    Büttner, György

    Pages 55-74

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7969-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7968-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0575-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Use and Land Cover Mapping in Europe
Book Subtitle
Practices & Trends
Editors
  • Ioannis Manakos
  • Matthias Braun
Series Title
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7969-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7969-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7968-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0575-0
Series ISSN
1567-3200
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 441
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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