Southern California 60-cm Urban Land Cover Classification

Published: 25 March 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zykyrtg36g.1
Red Willow Coleman


This dataset represents a high resolution urban land cover classification map across the southern California Air Basin (SoCAB) with a spatial resolution of 60 cm in urban regions and 10 m in non-urban regions. This map was developed to support NASA JPL-based urban biospheric CO2 modeling in Los Angeles, CA. Land cover classification was derived from a novel fusion of Sentinel-2 (10-60 m x 10-60 m) and 2016 NAIP (60 cm x 60 cm) imagery and provides identification of impervious surface, non-photosynthetic vegetation, shrub, tree, grass, pools and lakes. Land Cover Classes in .tif file: 0: Impervious surface 1: Tree (mixed evergreen/deciduous) 2: Grass (assumed irrigated) 3: Shrub 4: Non-photosynthetic vegetation 5: Water (masked using MNDWI/NDWI) A portion of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Support from the Earth Science Division OCO-2 program is acknowledged. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.


Steps to reproduce

The Google Earth Engine Code necessary to reproduce this land cover map is hosted on GitHub:


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Harvey Mudd College Department of Biology


Remote Sensing, Mapping Land Use, Urban Land Cover, Los Angeles, Satellite Mapping, California