Creating Spatially-Explicit Lawn Maps Without Classifying Remotely-Sensed Imagery: The case of suburban Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Residential lawns are one major and growing feature in many US suburban landscapes, and the resource-intensive management of this landscape feature presents potential risks to society and environment, with important implications for local water quality, quantity, and human health (Alig et al. 2004; Groffman et al. 2004; Law et al. 2004; Steinberg 2006; Robbins 2007; Larson et al. 2009; Cook et al. 2011; Roy Chowdhury et al. 2011). Consequently, there has been an increased interest among scientists, policymakers, and…

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