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Utikuma Region Alberta High Resolution Lidar-Multispectral Peatland and Ecotone Classification

Description: This includes high spatial resolution shape files of a wetland-peatland classification derived using multi-spectral WorldView-2 and lidar data of wetland class and peatland class and form for an area north of Utikuma Lake, Alberta Canada. The classification is based on a decision-tree classifier (Chasmer et al. 2016) with greater than 80% accuracy. Wetlands were identified in the original classification and separated into wetland class (bog, fen, marsh, swamp) and form (for peatlands only: open, shrub, treed). Peatland form was determined based on the density of tree/shrub data from lidar, topographic variability, and shape.

A ecotonal classification (raster files) are also included as derived in Jones et al. (2024) based on lidar data.
Authors: Chasmer, Laura E.; University of Lethbridge; ORCID iD 0000-0002-8062-1530
Jones, Emily A.; University of Lethbridge; ORCID iD 0000-0001-8675-3369
Devito, Kevin; University of Alberta; ORCID iD 0000-0002-8216-0985
Hopkinson, Chris; University of Lethbridge; ORCID iD 0000-0002-3998-4778
Keywords: wetland
peatland
boreal
remote sensing
landcover
classification
Alberta
Field of Research: 
Earth and related environmental sciences
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Geomatics and earth systems observations
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Geographic information system (GIS and GPS) applications
Publication Date: 2024-02-01
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Discovery Grant; 2017-04492
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Discovery Grant; 2017-04362
URI: https://doi.org/10.20383/103.0892
Related Identifiers: 
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Geographic Coverage: 
Place Name
Lake Utikuma region
Province /
Province / Territory
Alberta
Territory
 
Country
Canada
Geolocation Box: 
West Longitude
-115.55
East Longitude
-115.31
North Latitude
56.11
South Latitude
56
Geographic Point: 
Latitude
56.05
Longitude
-115.44

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Citation
Chasmer, L., Jones, E., Devito, K., Hopkinson, C. (2024). Utikuma Region Alberta High Resolution Lidar-Multispectral Peatland and Ecotone Classification. Federated Research Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.20383/103.0892