Wooded extent and foliage projective cover code layer - Queensland 2012

Foliage Projective Cover (FPC) is the percentage of ground area occupied by the vertical projection of foliage. The Remote Sensing Centre FPC mapping is based on an automated decision tree classification technique applied to dry season (May to October) Landsat-5 TM and Landsat-7 ETM imagery for the period 1988-2012. The wooded extent product has a nominal accuracy of 85%. The field data used to calibrate the imagery/FPC relationship was mostly collected over the period 1996-1999. Corrections have been applied to remove errors due to topographic effects, cloud, cloud shadow, water, cropping, and regrowth following clearing. Some errors may remain. The product was generated from WRS-2 path/row scenes obtained from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). While some land cover change may be detected in the FPC processing, this product is not designed to generate clearing or regrowth following clearing layers, and should not be used to assess clearing or be compared with previous years for change monitoring without consideration of the error. The Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) produces accurate clearing layers for this purpose.

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Version 1.0
Security Classification PUBLIC
Used in data driven application YES
Update Frequency Annually


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