Land cover classification Bonaire : mapping the land cover of Bonaire based on very high resolution PLEIADES satellite data of 2014-2016

Mücher, C.A.; Verweij, P.J.F.M.


Bonaire is rich in natural terrestrial ecosystems ranging from dry tropical forest, caves and beaches tosalt lakes and mangroves. The interaction of the natural ecosystems with human activities is reflected in the land cover. Understanding current land cover and how the land is being used is elementary for land management and land use planning. In this study we developed a spatial land cover classification database of Bonaire based on high resolution (2x2 m2) satellite imagery, field observations and supplemented with local knowledge.