Global Human Built-up and Settlement Extent (HBASE)

I developed a Landsat imagery classification method based on Hierachical Object-based Texture (HOTex , This method was applied to the 2010 Global Land Survey Landsat imagery collection to produce a circa-2010 global map of Human Built-up and Settlement Extent (HBASE).

This work is a part of the Global Land Survey Impervious Surface Mapping Project ( The data products generated by this project, including the global HBASE product, are distributed by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC,