Finding out the current land use is a central question in various subject areas like e.g.:
Evaluation of the natural enivronment
Water balance calculations
Evaluation of the fraction of sealed area in urban areas
Mapping of agricultural areas
In the following three examples are shown that show the areas of application for land use classifications.
Fig. 1: Land use classification for hydrological
modelling for flood forecasting and for comprehensive
management of watersheds [ pdf, 121 KB].
Fig. 2: Land use classification of a lake catchment for comprehensive lake monitoring;
Left = high-resolution satellite image, right = resulting land use classification
Fig. 3: Land use classification and resulting fraction of sealed area in urban areas;
Left= satellite image; middle = classification result (Roof, sealed and unsealed area);
right = derived fraction of sealed area per lot
(further information can be found on the UrbanSense web site)