Texture classification of Mediterranean land cover

Berberoglu, S., Lloyd, C.D., Atkinson, P.M. and Curran, P.J. (2007) Texture classification of Mediterranean land cover. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 9, 322-334. (doi:10.1016/j.jag.2006.11.004).


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Maximum likelihood (ML) and artificial neural network (ANN) classifiers were applied to three Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM)
image sub-scenes (termed urban, agricultural and semi-natural) of Cukurova, Turkey. Inputs to the classifications comprised (i)
spectral data and (ii) spectral data in combination with texture measures derived on a per-pixel basis. The texture measures used
were: the standard deviation and variance and statistics derived from the co-occurrence matrix and the variogram. The addition of
texture measures increased classification accuracy for the urban sub-scene but decreased classification accuracy for agricultural and
semi-natural sub-scenes. Classification accuracy was dependent on the nature of the spatial variation in the image sub-scene and, in
particular, the relation between the frequency of spatial variation and the spatial resolution of the imagery. For Mediterranean land,
texture classification applied to Landsat TM imagery may be appropriate for the classification of urban areas only.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.jag.2006.11.004
ISSNs: 1569-8432 (print)
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Keywords: Classification; Landsat TM; Texture; Artificial neural networks
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 54982
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:34
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/54982

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