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Mapping coral reef benthic cover with fused IKONOS imagery
Author(s): Yuanyuan Wang; Yunhao Chen; Jing Li
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Paper Abstract

In this article, we present some experiments on coral reef benthic cover mapping with fused IKONOS image. The objective of our study is to establish an efficient approach for the classification task on hand. Four scenarios are designed and in each scenario two classification methods (Maximum Likelihood and Decision Tree) are implemented. Ground truth data is obtained through visual interpretation and manual digitization, against which accuracy of classification map is calculated. Results indicate that mining spectral information deeply (scenario III and IV) can increase classification accuracy dramatically. Compared with conventional utilization of spectral data (scenarioI), classification accuracy of ML and DT respectively increases by 3.94% and 5.15% under scenario IV. However, when spectral and spatial information is combined together (scenario II), accuracy of ML and DT is respectively reduced by 8.02% and 2.31%. It can be concluded from our study that when classify benthic cover with high-resolution remote sensing data in pixel-based pattern, utilization of spatial information should not be excessively emphasized. Fully exploiting spectral information may bring more benefits. Moreover, DT is more robust and can produce more accurate classification results than ML. Our results help scientists and managers in applying IKONOS-class data for coral reef mapping applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6752, Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information, 67521F (26 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.760704
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Yuanyuan Wang, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Yunhao Chen, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Jing Li, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6752:
Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information
Weimin Ju; Shuhe Zhao, Editor(s)

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