Land Use/Land Cover Classification of the Natural Environment

  • Rajesh Thapa
  • Stefan Lang
  • Elisabeth Schöepfer
  • Stefan Kienberger
  • Petra Füreder
  • Peter Zeil


Land use/land cover (LULC) information is one of the most important spatial input for environmental modelling and a crucial indicator to identify and quantify natural and socioeconomic impacts triggered by LULC changes. Such impacts are related to glacier, snow cover, and permafrost melting, the forming of GLOFs, erosion by land sides, discharge and sediment transport dynamics of alpine rivers, and the socioeconomic regional urban and rural development to name some of them.


Digital Elevation Model LULC Change Permafrost Melting Object Base Image Analysis LULC Classification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Thapa
    • 1
  • Stefan Lang
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Schöepfer
    • 3
  • Stefan Kienberger
    • 2
  • Petra Füreder
    • 2
  • Peter Zeil
    • 4
  1. 1.Riverine Landscapes Research Laboratory, Geography and PlanningUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  2. 2.Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics—Z_GISUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  3. 3.German Aerospace Center (DLR)German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)OberpfaffenhofenGermany
  4. 4.European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry, Copernicus Services, G2 & Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics—Z_GISUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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