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RADARSAT Fine-Beam SAR Data for Land-Cover Mapping and Change Detection in the Rural-Urban Fringe of the Greater Toronto Area
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geoinformatics (closed 20110301).
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geoinformatics (closed 20110301).
2007 (English)In: Proceedings, Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event, 2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This research investigates the capability of the multitemporal RADARSAT Fine-Beam C-HH SAR imagery for landuse/land-cover mapping and change detection in therural-urban fringe of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Five-date RADARSAT fine-beamSAR images were acquired during May to August in 2002. One scene of Landsat TM imagery was acquired in 1988 for change detection. The major landuse/land-coverclasses were high-density built-up areas, low-density built-up areas, roads, forests, parks, golf courses, water and three types of agricultural lands. These ten classes were chosen to characterize the complex landuse/land-cover types in the rural-urban fringe of the GTA. The results demonstrated that, for identifying landuse/land-cover classes, five-date raw SAR imagery yielded very poor result due to speckles. Much better results were achieved with combined Mean, Standard Deviation and Correlation texture images using artificial neural networks (ANN) and with raw images using object-based classification. The change detection procedure was able to identify the areas of significant changes, for example, major new roads, new low-density and high-density built up areas and golf courses, even though the overall accuracy of the change detection was rather low. 

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Data acquisition, Image acquisition, Image resolution, Land use, Satellite imagery
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Remote Sensing
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89125DOI: 10.1109/URS.2007.371788ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34648816534OAI: diva2:502714
JURSE Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event, Apr. 11-13, Paris, France
QC 20120301Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-03-01Bibliographically approved

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