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Simplified Land Cover

The simplified land cover used ADS40 imagery and eCognition software to classify the image into developed and undeveloped land cover.

Simplified land cover classification was performed on two regions of interest. The first covered the lower Connecticut River Valley and the classification was done in three sections. The second region of interest of the lower Quinnipiac River. Click on the maps below to see the simplified land cover.


Lower Connecticut River Region


Lower Quinnipiac River Region

Lower Connecticut River Region of Interest

The lower Connecticut River region of interest consisted of nine tiles of ADS40 imagery. Researchers first tried to mosaic the nine tiles together for classification. The file size was too large for the software, so the region was divided into three sections containing 53 of the 55 parcels of interest. Click on the region to see more detail.


The lower Connecticut River region of interest shown using the ADS40 imagery. In this color infrared combination, vegetated areas are shown as pink/red and non-vegetated areas appear cyan. Water is dark blue or black. The black lines are town boundaries.


The lower Connecticut River region of interest. In this classification, developed areas are shown as red, water is blue and and undeveloped areas within the yellow boxes appear white. The black lines are town boundaries.

All of Old Saybrook is shown on the bottom left with Old Lyme across the Connecticut River. Lyme is north of Old Lyme. Essex is north of Old Saybrook.

Lower Connecticut River Section 1 (Northern Section)

Towns of Lyme (east), Chester (northwest), Essex (west) and Deep River (southwest)


Section 1 of the lower Connecticut River region of interest shown using the ADS40 imagery. In this color infrared combination, vegetated areas are shown as pink/red and non-vegetated areas appear cyan. Water is dark blue or black. The black lines are town boundaries.


Section 1 of the lower Connecticut River region of interest. In this classification, developed areas are shown as red, water is blue and and non-vegetated areas appear white.

Lower Connecticut River Section 2 (Central Section)

Towns of Lyme (north) and Old Lyme (south)


Section 2 of the lower Connecticut River region of interest shown using the ADS40 imagery. In this color infrared combination, vegetated areas are shown as pink/red and non-vegetated areas appear cyan. Water is dark blue or black. The black lines are town boundaries.


Section 2 of the lower Connecticut River region of interest. In this classification, developed areas are shown as red, water is blue and and non-vegetated areas appear white.

Lower Connecticut River Section 3 (Southern Section)

Town of Lyme


Section 3 of the lower Connecticut River region of interest shown using the ADS40 imagery. In this color infrared combination, vegetated areas are shown as pink/red and non-vegetated areas appear cyan. Water is dark blue or black. The black lines are town boundaries.


Section 3 of the lower Connecticut River region of interest. In this classification, developed areas are shown as red, water is blue and and non-vegetated areas appear white.

Lower Quinnipiac River Region of Interest

Towns of Hamden (northwest), North Haven (northeast) and New Haven (south)


The lower Quinnipiac River region of interest shown using the ADS40 imagery. In this color infrared combination, vegetated areas are shown as pink/red and non-vegetated areas appear cyan. Water is dark blue or black. The black lines are town boundaries.


The lower Quinnipiac River region of interest. In this classification, developed areas are shown as red, water is blue and and non-vegetated areas appear white.