• Description:

UC Merced is a 21 class land use remote sensing image dataset, with 100 images per class. The images were manually extracted from large images from the USGS National Map Urban Area Imagery collection for various urban areas around the country. The pixel resolution of this public domain imagery is 0.3 m.

While most images are 256x256 pixels, there are 44 images with different shape.

Split Examples
'train' 2,100
  • Feature structure:
    'filename': Text(shape=(), dtype=string),
    'image': Image(shape=(None, None, 3), dtype=uint8),
    'label': ClassLabel(shape=(), dtype=int64, num_classes=21),
  • Feature documentation:
Feature Class Shape Dtype Description
filename Text string
image Image (None, None, 3) uint8
label ClassLabel int64


  • Citation:
   author = "Yang, Yi and Newsam, Shawn",
   title = "Bag-Of-Visual-Words and Spatial Extensions for Land-Use Classification",
   booktitle = "ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS)",
   year = "2010",