Mapping Components

Processing workflow from Satellite data to Maps and indicators with just a few clicks

The SWOS toolbox GEOclassifier is using a segment based approach. Satellite data from one or more sensors and different acquisition dates will be combined to delineate segments = areas with similar properties. Different nomenclatures are available to derive maps for different thematic applications. Ground knowledge is integrated to increase the mapping accuracy and to validate the mapping results. The derived maps build the basis for statistical evaluations and indicator calculations.

   

FROM SATELLITE IMAGES TO SEGMENTS 

 

FROM SEGMENTS TO MAPS

   

FROM MAPS TO INDICATORS  

 

SWOS MAPPING PRODUCTS:
  • Land Use / Land Cover and Changes
  • „Surface Water Dynamics
  • „Soil Moisture
  • „Water Quality
  • „Land Surface Temperature
  • „Potential Wetland Layer
  • Wetland Inventory & Delineation
SWOS INDICATORS:   

1. Total Wetlands Extent
2. Change in Wetland Area
3. Change to Agriculture & Urbanization:
4. Wetlands Artificialization & Degradation
5. Status of Wetland Threats
6. Extent of Open Water
7. Status and Trend of Water Quality
8. Ecosystem Fragmentation
9. Wetland Ecosystem Services

 
SWOS Nomenclatures:

Mapping of wetland ecosystems becomes user and policy relevant if the right nomenclature can be applied. SWOS integrated the Ramsar typology into the most widely used classification systems for mapping and reporting purposes:

  • Corine Land Cover – CLC
  • FAO Land Cover Classification System – LCCS FAO
  • MAES ecosystem classification, enhanced with new wetland classes (i.e. wet grasslands, riparian forests) based on EUNIS classification
  • The Land and Ecosystem Accounting (LEAC) – classification system, enhanced with new classes to report on conversions from wetland and water classes to other land cover classes and vice-versa

All Available in the GEOclassifier toolbox for:
Land Use  /Land Cover mapping
Land Use / Land Cover Changes