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fCover - Sentinel-2 - Netherlands, 2016

The Sentinel-2 fractional vegetation cover (fCover) product for the Netherlands was produced as part of the NextGEOSS project at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The goal is to derive abundance maps from atmospherically corrected Sentinel-2 multispectral images for: photosynthetically active vegetation (PV); and for combined non-photosynthetically active vegetation (NPV) and bare soil (BS). The fCover product for the Netherlands has been generated by processing 10 cloud-free Sentinel-2 tiles which covered the country on 8 September 2016. The map has a spatial resolution of 60m x 60m. The Sentinel-2 scene classification layer was used to ensure that the spectral unmixing was only performed on areas of vegetation or soil. The abundance maps were made by performing MESMA unmixing on each pixel from an endmember library of PV and combined NPV + BS spectra. The purest pixels in a scene, called endmembers, were extracted using the Spatial-Spectral Endmember Extraction (SSEE) approach. The PV and NPV+BS endmembers were classified with a random forest approach and selected to form the spectral library. The spectral library was used in the ┬ÁMESMA unmixing to get the PV and NPV+BS abundances.
Suggested Data Citation
German Aerospace Center (DLR) (2020): fCover - Sentinel-2 - Netherlands, 2016. https://doi.org/10.15489/d4eigqgpz945
Yellow dots or areas indicate coverage range.
Geographic Boundaries
North: 54.10°
West: 3.00°
East: 7.60°
South: 50.46°
Time Period
Start date: 2016-09-08
End date: 2016-09-08
More Information
Keywords: Land cover, Sentinel-2, Vegetation cover, Soil cover, Multispectral Imaging, Netherlands, opendata
Contact: geoservice@dlr.de
Access / Use Restriction: License
Data Use Guidelines Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0
Mission / Project Information
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15489/d4eigqgpz945
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Downloading Data
HTTP Download (fCover Sentinel-2 Netherlands 2016) https://download.geoservice.dlr.de/FCOVER_S2_NL_2016/files/
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