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Increasing the spatial resolution of agricultural land cover maps using a Hopfield neural network

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Increasing the spatial resolution of agricultural land cover maps using a Hopfield neural network. / Tatem, Andrew J.; Lewis, Hugh G.; Atkinson, Peter M.; Nixon, Mark S.

In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 17, No. 7, 2003, p. 647-672.

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Tatem, AJ, Lewis, HG, Atkinson, PM & Nixon, MS 2003, 'Increasing the spatial resolution of agricultural land cover maps using a Hopfield neural network', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 647-672. https://doi.org/10.1080/1365881031000135519

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Tatem, A. J., Lewis, H. G., Atkinson, P. M., & Nixon, M. S. (2003). Increasing the spatial resolution of agricultural land cover maps using a Hopfield neural network. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 17(7), 647-672. https://doi.org/10.1080/1365881031000135519

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Tatem AJ, Lewis HG, Atkinson PM, Nixon MS. Increasing the spatial resolution of agricultural land cover maps using a Hopfield neural network. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 2003;17(7):647-672. https://doi.org/10.1080/1365881031000135519

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Tatem, Andrew J. ; Lewis, Hugh G. ; Atkinson, Peter M. ; Nixon, Mark S. / Increasing the spatial resolution of agricultural land cover maps using a Hopfield neural network. In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 7. pp. 647-672.

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