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Machine learning and spectral techniques for lithological classification
Author(s): Khushboo Parakh; Sanchari Thakur; Bijal Chudasama; Siddhesh Tirodkar; Alok Porwal; Avik Bhattacharya
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Paper Abstract

Experimentations with applications of machine learning algorithms such as random forest (RF), support vector machines (SVM) and fuzzy inference system (FIS) to lithological classification of multispectral datasets are described. The input dataset such as LANDSAT-8 and Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) in conjunction with Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation are used. The training data included image pixels with known lithoclasses as well as the laboratory spectra of field samples of the major lithoclasses. The study area is a part of Ajmer and Pali Districts, Western Rajasthan, India. The main lithoclasses exposed in the area are amphibolite, granite, calc-silicates, mica-schist, pegmatite and carbonates. In a parallel implementation, spectral parameters derived from the continuum-removed laboratory spectra of the field samples (e.g., band depth) were used in spectral matching algorithms to generate geological maps from the LANDSAT-8 and ASTER data. The classification results indicate that, as compared to the SVM, the RF algorithm provides higher accuracy for the minority class, while for the rest of the classes the two algorithms are comparable. The RF algorithm effectively deals with outliers and also ranks the input spectral bands based on their importance in classification. The FIS approach provides an efficient expert-driven system for lithological classification. It based on matching the image spectral features with the absorption features of the laboratory spectra of the field samples, and returns comparable results for some lithoclasses. The study also establishes spectral parameters of amphibolite, granite, calc-silicates, mica-schist, pegmatite and carbonates that can be used in generating geological maps from multispectral data using spectral matching algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9880, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI, 98801Z (30 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223638
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Khushboo Parakh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Sanchari Thakur, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Bijal Chudasama, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Siddhesh Tirodkar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Alok Porwal, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Avik Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9880:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI
Allen M. Larar; Prakash Chauhan; Makoto Suzuki; Jianyu Wang, Editor(s)

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