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DLR finalized a remote sensing product validation field campaign in the central Mekong Delta

Between November 13th and November 23rd the DLR undertook a ground truthing campaign in the central Mekong Delta, covering the provinces of Can Tho, Kien Giang, An Giang, Dong Thap, Vinh Long, Soc Trang and Hau Giang. While the northern and central parts are under extensive mixed fruit tree farming (longan, banana, mango, pomelo, mandarin, custard apple) and vegetable plantations (salads, spring onion, pumpkin, cabbage, beans, etc.), the southern part and the western part are characterized by partially inundated plains for rice farmin and rice-duck cropping systems. Currently,  sweet potatoe cultivation (exported to the Chinese market) is strongly expanding in the region. The ground truth points and polygons collected will be used for the validation of newest landcover classifications based on Rapid Eye data.



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