mrnewbie

Land Use Land Cover Help Please

Discussion created by mrnewbie on Jan 4, 2014
I apologise if this is in the wrong forum, however I am struggling to find how to make a land use Land cover raster to use in InVEST software.

I am very new to GIS and the InVEST tool set, but use AutoCAD a lot, I have;
ArcMap 10.1 basic (Arc View)
AutoCAD 2009
LSS http://www.dtmsoftware.com/
InVEST http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org/InVEST.html

InVEST requires a land use raster in .adf format. I have produced 3D polylines for woodland, ponds and the whole site boundary that I have managed bring in to Arc and convert to shp files. I have produced a Esri Grid DEM in LSS and successfully brought that into Arc. But I do not know how to produce a Land Use map. The area concerned is only 42 hectares and does not have any representative aerial photographs.

This work is for my final dissertation at Uni and I am looking at assessing the Ecosystem Services that the site provides, carbon sequestration, timber production and water management mainly.

Any help would be very very much appreciated.

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