Updated December 1998
76 pp, 21 figures, 8 tables
RSC Series No. 70, FAO, Rome 1997
This publication aims at presenting the actual status of the land cover classification system of the AFRICOVER project, as adopted by the international working group on "Land cover legend and classification".
The first part is composed of a technical document describing the main concepts and justifications of the basic classification system, as well as a presentation of main definitions used.
The second part is the proceeding of the seminar of Saly, Senegal, where all members of the "Land cover legend and classification" working group met for 3 days.
The third part is a presentation through a series of color plates, of the architecture of the classification system, revised after the recommendations of the Saly seminar.
The proposed scheme is supported by a user-friendly and interactive software which allows any user to define a land cover class, through a logical decision-tree process, completely automated. This software, now under finalization, will soon be published by FAO.
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