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Fig. 12.3 One kilometer grid overlain on land cover classification recoded to six classes. Black
grid cells are urban, all others are nonurban (figure published in Stefanov and Netzband 2005,
copyright Elsevier)
The vector grid was merged with the raster land cover data within a Geographic
Information System (GIS) environment. Each pixel in the land cover classification
dataset was assigned a unique identifier (Element1_Class1, Element1_Class2, etc.)
within the GIS environment for input into the FRAGSTATS software. The metric
results were then averaged over each 1 km 2 grid element for comparison to the MODIS
data using linear regression analysis. The large areal extent of the grid made it
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