RADARSAT SAR data for landuse/land-cover classification in the rural-urban fringe of the greater Toronto area
2005 (English)In: Proceedings 2005: The 8th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2005, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
This research investigates the capability of the multitemporal RADARSAT Fine-Beam C-HH SAR imagery for extracting landuse/land-cover information in the rural-urban fringe of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) using various image processing techniques and classification algorithms. Five-date RADARSAT fine-beam SAR images were acquired during May to August in 2002. The major landuse/land-cover classes 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. The best result was achieved for combined Mean, Standard Deviation and Correlation texture images using artificial neural networks (ANN) (overall accuracy: 89.7% and Kappa: 0.886). These high accuracies indicated that RADARSAT fine-beam SAR has the potential for operational landuse/land-cover mapping in urban environments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Classification, Landuse/Land-cover, Multitemporal, RADARSAT SAR
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148533ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84874234075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-148533DiVA: diva2:738530
8th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2005; Estoril, Portugal; 26-28 May, 2005
QC 201408182014-08-182014-08-082014-08-18Bibliographically approved