GROUP: non-industrial (nb)
DEFINITION: commercial, governmental, & other non-industrial buildings, includes enclosed & connected sealed or compacted infrastructure (parking, courtyards & outbuildings) & interior vegetation. May include structures that are not in use currently but that have >50% of roof intact (if less than this, see disturbed & debris).

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Classification

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  1. Object
    1. utility buildings, including pump houses, power transfer, etc. = buildings that support infrastructure, such as irrigation, electricity, and communications, but are not themselves used directly for industrial production. Usually very little human activity within these buildings.
    2. commercial buildings
    3. government, public, & educational buildings
    4. churches & temples
    5. clan building (not a residence) = building owned and managed by a clan organization.
    6. parking structure = multi-story parking structure
  2. Scale (of facility)
    1. small <30 m
    2. large >30 m

Key

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  1. utility buildings, including pump houses, power transfer, etc.
    1. small <30 m = nb01
    2. large >30 m = nb02
  2. commercial buildings
    1. small <30 m = nb03
    2. large >30 m = nb04
  3. government, public, & educational buildings
    1. small <30 m = nb05
    2. large >30 m = nb06
  4. churches & temples
    1. small <30 m = nb07
    2. large >30 m = nb08
  5. clan building (not a residence) = nb09
  6. parking structure = multi-story parking structure = nb10

Dominance Rules

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  1. IF TYPE with greater area is very similar or otherwise unclear:
    1. Choose commercial buildings over government, public, & educational buildings.
  2. IF it is unclear whether the size of a parking lot that adjoins or encircles other builtup/building features is large enough to map and classify as a separate feature (area is similar to 30m, 1000m2), then map and classify it as a separate os08 parking lot feature.
    1. If >50% area is water tank or the water tank area is similar to the pump house area, then classify as GROUP = ir.
    2. IF clearly <50% of feature area is water tank, then use nb.
  3. IF it is unclear whether the size of a parking lot that adjoins or encircles other builtup/building features is large enough to map and classify as a separate feature (area is similar to 30m, 1000m2), then map and classify it as a separate os08 parking lot feature.

Factors

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Leaf Type: mixed
Leaf Time: mixed
Tree Cover: <40%
Vegetation Cover: <10%
Height: mixed
IGBP_DIS: Urban and built-up
Identification:
L1 Minimum: >5m
L2 Minimum: >2m

Compatible Classes

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FORM:

Anthropogenic

USE:

Constructed

COVER:

Sealed

TYPE:

Mapped Ecotopes

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ANCSnb01 ANCSnb03 ANCSnb04 ANCSnb05 ANCSnb06 ANCSnb07 ANCSnb08 ANCSnb30  

Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.