Dynamic Cropland Mask: delineating crop areas in the most efficient way

The Dynamic Cropland Mask product consists in a binary map separating annual cropland areas and other areas, thus corresponding to a mask over annually cultivated areas.

The annual cropland is defined as a piece of land with a minimum area of 0.25 ha, actually sowed/planted and harvestable at least once within the year following the sowing date.

This binary map is produced along the agricultural season on a monthly basis, to serve for instance as a mask for monitoring crop growing conditions, as basis for sampling stratification and for agricultural extension. Its accuracy is expected to increase as long as additional images are integrated into the development process.

More information is available in the corresponding product descriptive datasheet.