Land Cover Mapping - Part 2

Published on May 31, 2020 | Bikesh Bade | 2636 Views



Random forest supervised classification method is used in the study. Supervised classification is the technique most frequently used for the quantitative chemical analysis of remote sensing image data. The supervised classification has supported the thought that a user can select sample pixels in a picture that are representative of specific classes so direct the image processing software to use these training sites as references for the classification of all other pixels within the image. For more details on classification follow the link


Google Earth Engine Code


// get bands
var bands = image.bandNames()

// integers starting from zero in the training data.
var label = 'lcode'

// Overlay the points on the imagery to get training.
var trainings ={
  collection: train,
  properties: [label],
  scale: 30

// The randomColumn() method will add a column of uniform random
// numbers in a column named 'random' by default.
var sample = trainings.randomColumn();

var split = 0.7;  // Roughly 70% training, 30% testing.
var training = sample.filter('random', split));

// Random forest
var classifier = (ee.Classifier.smileRandomForest(15)
                  features: training,
                  classProperty: label,
                  inputProperties: bands
var classified = image.classify(classifier);

// Get a confusion matrix representing resubstitution accuracy.
var trainAccuracy = classifier.confusionMatrix();
print('Resubstitution error matrix: ', trainAccuracy);
print('Training overall accuracy: ', trainAccuracy.accuracy());

Map.addLayer(classified,{'min': 1, 'max': 6, palette: ['ecf0f1','27ae60', 'f1c40f','16a085','e74c3c','2980b9']},



Map User Interface (Title and Legend)


Beautify your map layout with inbuilt map user interface features:




    '2018 Land Cover Map of Karnali Province',  {
      fontWeight: 'bold', BackgroundColor: 'FBF9F5',fontSize: '14px'}));




var names = ['Snow', 'Forest', 'Cropland','Grassland', 'Residential', 'Water Bodies' ];

var values = [ '1', '2', '3','4','5','6' ];
var legendsPalette = ['ecf0f1','27ae60', 'f1c40f','16a085','e74c3c','2980b9'];

// set position of panel
var legend = ui.Panel({style: { position: 'bottom-right', padding: '8px 15px'}});
// Create legend title
var legendTitle = ui.Label({value: 'Land Cover Legends ',style: {
  fontWeight: 'bold', fontSize: '18px', margin: '0 0 4px 0', padding: '0' }});
// Add the title to the panel
var makeRow = function(color, name) {
  // Create the label that is actually the colored box.
  var colorBox = ui.Label({
    style: {
      backgroundColor: '#' + color, padding: '8px',margin: '0 0 4px 0'} });

  // Create the label filled with the description text.
  var description = ui.Label({
    value: name, style: {margin: '0 0 4px 6px'}});

  // return the panel
  return ui.Panel({
    widgets: [colorBox, description],layout: ui.Panel.Layout.Flow('horizontal')})};
// Add color and and names
for (var i = 0; i < 6; i++) {
  legend.add(makeRow(legendsPalette[i], names[i]));

// Add the legend to the map.



Continute -> Validation


Sisay Ayele

Wow so interesting please could you help me or offer me any manual how to get landsat in google Earth?

  • Jun 01, 2020 |

Tony Lee

I tried to run these codes in the Part 1 and 2, but always received such message "image" is not defined in this scope. How to address it? Hope you can help me. Thanks!

  • Jul 22, 2020 |

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