Deriving ecological site metrics for mapping rangeland resource units in an extensive East African pastoral landscape

Published: 12 Jan 2020 | Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/n3xpw2txcm.2

Description of this data

GIS data and data codes supporting satellite data interpretation scheme for categorizing and mapping different rangeland resource units in an extensive African landscape where field observation is irregular and sparse.

Experiment data files

  • GPS field photos
  • Individual GIS layers
  • Integrated GIS layers
  • Original Landsat 8 OLI images
  • Stack PVI layers
  • Thematic class assignment

Steps to reproduce

See method section of article. Individual datasets are integrated in a satellite data interpretation scheme to map unique, identifiable and repeatable patches of rangeland resource units on a landscape. Within this data interpretation scheme, GIS information layers are integrated with GPS photos in identifying plant functional types (PFT) of rangeland resource units.

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  • Version 2


    Published: 2020-01-12

    DOI: 10.17632/n3xpw2txcm.2

    Cite this dataset

    Shibia, Mohamed; Röder, Achim; Fava, Francesco; Stellmes, Marion; Hill, Joachim (2020), “Deriving ecological site metrics for mapping rangeland resource units in an extensive East African pastoral landscape”, Mendeley Data, v2


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Landsat Satellite, Rangeland Management, Pastoralism


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