Land cover of Nepal 2010

Identification Info
Date NGS.Web.Models.GeoNetworks.DateT
Date Type publication
Abstract Land cover and its change analysis across the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is realized as an urgent need to support diverse issues of environmental conservation. This study presents the first and most complete national land cover database of Nepal prepared using public domain Landsat TM data of 2010 and replicable methodology. The study estimated that 41.9% of Nepal is covered by forests and 27.32% by agriculture. Comparative analysis with Landsat TM based global land cover product showed difference of the order of 30-60% among different land cover classes stressing the need for significant improvements for national level adoption. The online web based land cover validation tool is developed for continual improvement of land cover product. The potential use of the data set for national and regional level sustainable land use planning strategies and meeting several global commitments also highlighted.
Purpose Development of baseline information for environmental management.
Status completed
Descriptive Keyword Land cover, Land use, servircat, icimod-servir (theme) Nepal (place)
Land cover of Nepal 2010
Maintenance and update frequency notPlanned
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Equivalent Scale 30
Language English
Character Set utf8
Topic category code environment
Geographic Extent
East 88.19456
West 80.0522
North 30.42472
South 26.36836
Distributor Information
Individual Name Mr. Govinda Joshi Email
Organization Name ICIMOD Voice 977-1-5003222
Position name Senior Cartographer/GIS Analyst Address Khumaltar Kathmandu Khumaltar, Lalitpur 3226 Nepal
Role distributor
Spatial Representation Info
Reference System Information
Code WGS 1984
Data Quality Info
Hierarchy level dataset
File Identifier d14414d0-a356-4843-8bbb-ebcbb6630017
Metadata Language eng
Character Set utf8
Date Stamp 2018-03-09T09:57:24
Standard Name ISO 19115:2003/19139
Author Contact
Individual Name Mr. Sameer Bajracharya Email
Organization Name ICIMOD, SERVIR Himalaya Voice 977-1-5003222
Position name Research Associate GIS Address Khumaltar Kathmandu Khumaltar, Lalitpur 3226 Nepal
Role author