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Fusion of Multitemporal Multi-Angle ENVISAT ASAR and HJ-1 Data for Object-based Urban Land Cover Classification
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geodesy and Geoinformatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4434-7244
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geodesy and Geoinformatics.
2012 (English)In: FUSION OF MULTITEMPORAL ENVISAT ASAR AND HJ-1 DATA FOR OBJECT-BASED LAND COVER MAPPING, 2012, 52-57 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The key goal of this work is to analyze the synergistic effects of multitemporal data fusion for urban land cover mapping. In particular this analysis is carried out using multitemporal ENVISAT ASAR images and one Chinese HJ-1 optical image acquired over Beijing in 2009. The major land cover classes are high-density built-up areas, low-density built-up areas, roads, airports, forests, parks, golf courses, grass/pasture, crops, bare fields and water. The methodology used in this research including orthorectification, SAR speckle filtering, and object-based classification. The segmentation is based on the newly developed algorithm KTH-SEG that utilizes an edge-aware region growing and merging approach. Fusion of the various combinations of multitemporal multi-angle SAR data and HJ-1 data were compared with SAR and optical data alone. The preliminary results show that the fusion of ENVISAT ASAR and HJ-1 data performed much better than optical data alone or SAR data alone. The fusion of 4-date SAR data and optical data can achieve similar classification accuracy as the fusion of 8-date SAR data and optical data if multi-angle, dual look direction SAR data with suitable temporal compositions are selected. Compared to eCognition, the KTH-SEG performed better in extracting linear features such as roads and rivers.

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2012. 52-57 p.
Keyword [en]
data fusion, image segmentation, land cover mapping, urban
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Geodesy and Geoinformatics; Geodesy and Geoinformatics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147163OAI: diva2:727774
1st Workshop on Temporal Analysis of Image Data, Mykonos, Greece, 23-25 May 2012

QC 20140626

Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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