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Geography and Environmental Science

Towards 2030 sustainable development goals preparing, assessing, and using land cover & land use information Seminar

11 November 2021
Via Teams

Event details

Geography & Environmental Science Seminar

This webinar will present importance of land cover & land use information, classification systems in UN agencies and major multilateral environmental agreements and the development of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO’s) Land Cover Legend Registry (LCLR) based on international standards in the context of preparing and assessing standardised land cover & land use information to support sustainable development goals and monitor natural resources.

As a part of this effort, FAO developed LCLR which is an open-source web catalogue. It is based on updated land cover legend information, their classes, land cover datasets and reference documents based on Land Cover Meta Language (LCML) at national, regional, and global level. Using examples from various in-country, the webinar will present how Land Cover Classification System (LCCS)/LCML and LCLR data are used to support national sustainable development frameworks.

Speakers Information

Dr. Douglas Muchoney is Head the Geospatial Unit at FAO Land and Water Division (NSL). He is the FAO Representative at the UN Global Geospatial Information Management Office (UN-GGIM, UN Geospatial), FAO Member of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, and Chair of the ISO TC211 Advisory Group Land Cover and Land Use (AG-13). During his career he has been working on various international groups and platforms related to Earth Observation (GEO, CEOS, GFOI, etc).

Douglas O'Brien is a member of the S-121 project team, a spatial data engineering consultant, and president of IDON Technologies Inc. He is a past International Convenor of the ISO TC211 WG 6 on Geographic Information – Imagery. He has been involved in standardisation work for over 40 years. He is the main author of the Register implementation for land cover legends and contributes to stronger use of international standards for land representation and interoperability.

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