Advances in classification for land cover mapping using SPOT HRV imagery

Baker, J.R.; Briggs, S.A.; Gordon, V.; Jones, A.R.; Settle, J.J.; Townshend, J.R.G.; Wyatt, B.K.. 1991 Advances in classification for land cover mapping using SPOT HRV imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 12 (5). 1071-1085.

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High-resolution data from the HRV (High Resolution Visible) sensors onboard the SPOT-1 satellite have been utilized for mapping semi-natural and agricultural land cover using automated digital image classification algorithms. Two methods for improving classification performance are discussed. The first technique involves the use of digital terrain information to reduce the effects of topography on spectral information while the second technique involves the classification of land-cover types using training data derived from spectral feature space. Test areas in Snowdonia and the Somerset Levels were used to evaluate the methodology and promising results were achieved. However, the low classification accuracies obtained suggest that spectral classification alone is not a suitable tool to use in the mapping of semi-natural cover types.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0143-1161
Additional Keywords: land classification, Land Cover Map, LCM1990
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 22 Jul 2014 09:18 +0 (UTC)

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