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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). 

 
 
Table of Contents
Classification
      a. Object        
i. 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.
ii. commercial buildings
iii. government, public, & educational buildings
iv. churches & temples
v.  clan building (not a residence) = building owned and managed by a clan organization.
vi. parking structure = multi-story parking structure
      b. Scale (of facility)       
i. small < 30m
ii large > 30m
Key                                                                                    Return

i. utility buildings, including pump houses, power transfer, etc.

1.  small <30 m = nb01
2.  large >30 m = nb02

ii. commercial buildings

1.  small <30 m = nb03
2.  large >30 m = nb04

iii. government, public, & educational buildings

1. small < 30m  = nb05
2. large > 30m  = nb06
iv. churches & temples
1. small < 30m  = nb07
2. large > 30m  = nb08
v. clan building (not a residence) = nb30
vi. parking structure = nb31
Dominance Rules                                                             Return
1. IF TYPE with greater area is very similar or otherwise unclear:
a. 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.
a. If >50% area is water tank or the water tank area is similar to the pump house area, then classify as GROUP = ir.
b. 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                                                                             Return
LEAF TYPE: mixed
LEAF TIME: mixed
VEGETATION COVER: <10%
TREE COVER: <40%
HEIGHT: mixed
IGBP_DIS: Urban and built-up
IDENTIFICATION:
This class is identified with  .
L1 MINIMUM: >5m
L2 MINIMUM: >2m
Compatible Classes                                                         Return
FORM:
Anthropogenic
USE:
Constructed  | 
COVER:
Sealed  | 
TYPE:
CODEDESCRIPTION
nb01small (<30m) utility buildings, including pump houses, power transfer, etc..
nb02large (>30m) utility buildings, including pump houses, power transfer, etc..
nb03small (<30m) commercial buildings.
nb04large (>30m) commercial buildings.
nb05small (<30m) government, public, & educational buildings.
nb06large (>30m) government, public, & educational buildings.
nb07small (<30m) churches & temples.
nb08large (>30m) churches & temples.
nb30clan building (not a residence).
nb31parking structure.

Mapped ECOTOPEs                                                           Return
ANCSnb01  |  ANCSnb03  |  ANCSnb04  |  ANCSnb05  |  ANCSnb06  |  ANCSnb07  |  ANCSnb08  |  ANCSnb30  | 
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