Create LCZ Classification

The LCZ Generator

We are currently developing a LCZ Generator, an online platform that maps a city of interest into LCZs, solely expecting a valid training area file (see How to create LCZ training areas) and some metadata as input. The web application integrates the state-of-the-art of LCZ mapping, and simultaneously provides an automated accuracy assessment, training data derivatives and a novel approach to identify suspicious training areas. Once the map is generated, it will be sent to you via email and will be freely available for download. All maps are distributed under CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

A beta version is currently available for testing. If you are interested to use it, please contact us via . More information will soon be available in the corresponding paper, that serves as a primary User Guide:

Demuzere, M., Kittner, J., Bechtel, B. (Accepted). LCZ Generator: a web application to create Local Climate Zone maps. Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Old classification procedure

The old manuals are still available here. Unfortunately we can no longer provide support for this old procedure. The original template and guidelines for sampling LCZ training areas is however still valid (here).