Urban Built-up Land for Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar in 2010


The dataset describe the spatial distribution of urban built-up land at 30m x 30m resolution Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar in 2010. Built-up land here are defined as locations dominated by constructed surfaces or built environment, where dominancy implies >50% coverage of pixels. Multiple remote sensing data, including Landsat, DMSP/OLS night time light, MODIS NDVI data and other ancillary spatial data, were integrated to develop this 30-m resolution urban built-up map of 2010 with an object-oriented classification approach.

Product Details: 

  • Spatial Coverage: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar
  • Temporal Coverage: 2010
  • Resolution: 30m
  • Projection: Asia South Albers Equal Area Conic
  • Data Format: geotiff


Zutao Ouyang, Peilei Fan, Jiquan Chen.(2016). Urban built-up areas in transitional economies of Southeast Asia: spatial extent and dynamics. Remote Sensing, 8(10), 819,2016; doi: 10.3390/rs8100819.

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