Published March 16, 2020 | Version v1
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Kampala Very-High-Resolution Land Cover Map

  • 1. Université Libre de Bruxelles


This is a very-high-resolution map of Kampala derived from satellite imagery of Pleiades (0.5m) collected in February 2013.

The pixel values related to the following legend:

2: Water

3: Tree vegetation

4:Low vegetation

5:Bare ground

6: Artificial ground surface



The Out of Bag error of the product is 14,14%. The class errors are:

Water = 0.077748

Tall Vegetation = 0.410714

Low Vegetation = 0.087757

Bare Ground = 0.336689

Artificial Ground Surface = 0.197932

Building = 0.058271

Shadow = 0.062032


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[3] Georganos, Stefanos, Taïs Grippa, Moritz Lennert, Sabine Vanhuysse, and Eleonore Wolff. 2017. “SPUSPO: Spatially Partitioned Unsupervised Segmentation Parameter Optimization for Efficiently Segmenting Large Heterogeneous Areas.” In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’17).

This research was funded by BELSPO (Belgian Federal Science Policy Office) in the frame of the STEREO III program, as part of the REACT (SR/00/337) project (


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