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The work is dedicated to mapping of land cover types of sub-mediterranean lowmountain landscape by means of geomatics. The territory of South-Eastern Crimea was chosen as an example, which is one of the key touristic and recreational center of the peninsula. A variety of natural and man-made environments determines the suitability of the territory as a model object for mapping land cover types of sub-mediterranean lowmountain landscape. In the work we used satellite images Landsat 8, space service Google Earth images, map of Crimean land use, and field data. All calculations were performed in the program ArcGIS 10.2.The land cover map of South-Eastern Crimea became the result of the modelling. The accuracy of this map is 80%, when using a rigid classification, and 90% when using a sliding classification.

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T Yu Gorbunova

T.I. Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station - Nature Reserve of the RAS

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Junior Researcher FGBUN «T.I. Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station - Nature Reserve of the RAS», PhD student, physical geography, oceanography and Landscape Department, Tauris Academy FGAOU IN, Vernadsky Crimean Federal University

ul. Nauki, 24 village. Spa, Feodosiya, Crimea Republic, Russia, 298188

S V Gapon

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv


PhD student, Department of Physical Geography, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Universitetskaya, 1, Lviv, Ukraine, 79000

R V Gorbunov

T.I. Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station - Nature Reserve of the RAS


PhD, Candidate of Geographical SciencesAlternate director, FGBUN «T.I. Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station - Nature Reserve of the RAS»

pr. of Academician Vernadsky, Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, Russia, 4295007


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