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Multi-spectral satellite image classification using Glowworm Swarm Optimization

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6 Author(s)
J. Senthilnath ; Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA ; S. N. Omkar ; V. Mani ; Tejovanth N
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This paper investigates a new Glowworm Swarm Optimization (GSO) clustering algorithm for hierarchical splitting and merging of automatic multi-spectral satellite image classification (land cover mapping problem). Amongst the multiple benefits and uses of remote sensing, one of the most important has been its use in solving the problem of land cover mapping. Image classification forms the core of the solution to the land cover mapping problem. No single classifier can prove to classify all the basic land cover classes of an urban region in a satisfactory manner. In unsupervised classification methods, the automatic generation of clusters to classify a huge database is not exploited to their full potential. The proposed methodology searches for the best possible number of clusters and its center using Glowworm Swarm Optimization (GSO). Using these clusters, we classify by merging based on parametric method (k-means technique). The performance of the proposed unsupervised classification technique is evaluated for Landsat 7 thematic mapper image. Results are evaluated in terms of the classification efficiency individual, average and overall.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2011 IEEE International

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24-29 July 2011