Territorial Planning

High Resolution Mapping for Territorial Planning

The High-Resolution Mapping for Territorial Planning pilot provides a suite of tools ideal for institutions with territorial planning responsibilities that have a wide range of Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) mapping needs that can include generic baseline LULC maps or thematic maps for specific features (e.g. roads, roundabouts) and respective changes. They require the development of LULC, feature and LULC change maps based on several remote sensing sources, covering high and very high-resolution imagery, and with diverse classification schemes. These tools made available through a web-based application where the user is able to customize the required steps:


  1. Define the type of imagery to use
  2. Define the classification scheme
  3. Use existing or new training data
  4. Compare classification algorithms
  5. Visualize outputs in map, graph and table forms
  6. Edit output to correct classification errors
  7. Rerun the classification


Nuno Grosso, Project Engineer at Deimos Engenharia


Local coverage.

The High-Resolution Mapping for Territorial Planning pilot focuses on high-resolution imagery data sets such as Landsat and Sentinel as well as very high satellite sensors such as Deimos-2 and Worldview. Additionally, training data for the classification algorithms is provided by open data stream such as the one provided by Openstreet.

The focus is on supporting a biodiversity GEOhub and modelling the spatial distribution of European habitats, which serve the various biodiversity communities (not only GEO-BON, CBD and IPBES, EEA, ETC/BD, and many smaller organisations interested in biodiversity). The services facilitate biodiversity monitoring and provide the first level of concept between low-level primary observation and high-level biodiversity indicators as required by researchers, science institutions, stakeholders, decision-makers, among others.

Comming soon!