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A combined fuzzy pixel-based and object-based approach for classification of high-resolution multispectral data over urban areas

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2 Author(s)
Shackelford, A.K. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA ; Davis, C.H.

In this paper, we present an object-based approach for urban land cover classification from high-resolution multispectral image data that builds upon a pixel-based fuzzy classification approach. This combined pixel/object approach is demonstrated using pan-sharpened multispectral IKONOS imagery from dense urban areas. The fuzzy pixel-based classifier utilizes both spectral and spatial information to discriminate between spectrally similar road and building urban land cover classes. After the pixel-based classification, a technique that utilizes both spectral and spatial heterogeneity is used to segment the image to facilitate further object-based classification. An object-based fuzzy logic classifier is then implemented to improve upon the pixel-based classification by identifying one additional class in dense urban areas: nonroad, nonbuilding impervious surface. With the fuzzy pixel-based classification as input, the object-based classifier then uses shape, spectral, and neighborhood features to determine the final classification of the segmented image. Using these techniques, the object-based classifier is able to identify buildings, impervious surface, and roads in dense urban areas with 76%, 81%, and 99% classification accuracies, respectively.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 10 )