Title

Land-use Analysis of Deforestation in the Darien Province of Panama

Publication Date

4-2006

Committee Chair

Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Alex De Pinto, Ph.D.

Abstract

This project presents a process for land-use classification of Landsat TM imagery in the Darien province of Panama. Supervised and unsupervised land-use classifications of Landsat imagery over a nineteen year period are used to create land-use maps. A process for developing cloud and cloud shadow masks is also explored. The land-use maps are to be used as a source of data for an economic model of the region and as inputs for additional analysis by the project client.

Full text is available at the University of Redlands

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