UAV-derived raster data of the Tibetan Plateau in 2020

The data set was obtained from UAV aerial photography during the field investigation of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau in August 2020. The data size is 10.1 GB, including more than 11600 aerial photos. The shooting sites mainly include Lhasa, Shannan, Shigatse and other areas along the road, residential areas and surrounding areas. The aerial photos mainly reflect the local land use / cover type, facility agriculture distribution, grassland coverage and other information. The aerial photos have longitude, latitude and altitude information, which can provide better verification information for land use / cover remote sensing interpretation, and can also be used for vegetation coverage estimation, and provide better reference information for land use research in the study area.

Data file naming and use method

The data is stored in grid data format and named in the form of folder according to the shooting time.
The data can be viewed by image viewer, and the information of aerial photo coordinates and altitude can be obtained by photoscan and other software.

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LV Changhe, LIU Yaqun. UAV-derived raster data of the Tibetan Plateau in 2020. National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2021. doi: 10.11888/Geogra.tpdc.271124. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Support Program

Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program

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Geographic coverage
East: 104.33 West: 73.33
South: 26.17 North: 39.50
  • Temporal resolution: Daily
  • Spatial resolution: 1m - 10m
  • File size: 10,342 MB
  • Browse count: 998 Times
  • Apply count: 11 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Updated time: 2021-01-11
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Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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