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Forest tree species clssification based on airborne hyper-spectral imagery
Author(s): Yuanyong Dian; Zengyuan Li; Yong Pang
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Paper Abstract

Forest precision classification products were the basic data for surveying of forest resource, updating forest subplot information, logging and design of forest. However, due to the diversity of stand structure, complexity of the forest growth environment, it's difficult to discriminate forest tree species using multi-spectral image. The airborne hyperspectral images can achieve the high spatial and spectral resolution imagery of forest canopy, so it will good for tree species level classification. The aim of this paper was to test the effective of combining spatial and spectral features in airborne hyper-spectral image classification. The CASI hyper spectral image data were acquired from Liangshui natural reserves area. Firstly, we use the MNF (minimum noise fraction) transform method for to reduce the hyperspectral image dimensionality and highlighting variation. And secondly, we use the grey level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) to extract the texture features of forest tree canopy from the hyper-spectral image, and thirdly we fused the texture and the spectral features of forest canopy to classify the trees species using support vector machine (SVM) with different kernel functions. The results showed that when using the SVM classifier, MNF and texture-based features combined with linear kernel function can achieve the best overall accuracy which was 85.92%. It was also confirm that combine the spatial and spectral information can improve the accuracy of tree species classification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8921, MIPPR 2013: Remote Sensing Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, and Other Applications, 892107 (26 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030554
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Yuanyong Dian, Huazhong Agricultural Univ. (China)
Chinese Academy of Forestry (China)
Zengyuan Li, Chinese Academy of Forestry (China)
Yong Pang, Chinese Academy of Forestry (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8921:
MIPPR 2013: Remote Sensing Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, and Other Applications
Jinwen Tian; Jie Ma, Editor(s)

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