1 November 2010 Effects of LiDAR-Quickbird fusion on object-oriented classification of mountain resort development
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Mountain resort development is having increasing effects on ecological functions in the intermountain West. High-resolution remote sensing has the potential to assist in monitoring this development. We evaluated classification of mountain resort development in the Big Sky, Montana, watershed using Quickbird 2.4-m multispectral imagery with an object-oriented classification. Quickbird imagery, however, has limited spectral resolution; we therefore also evaluated the benefits of fusing Quickbird imagery with LiDAR bare ground and surface model data in an object-oriented approach. Classification accuracies with the fused data increased approximately 1% and were not statistically significantly different based on a 1735 point sample. The classified objects, however, demonstrated more spatial coherency, with more realistically defined shapes and edges.
Natalie Campos, Natalie Campos, Rick Lawrence, Rick Lawrence, Brian McGlynn, Brian McGlynn, Kristin Gardner, Kristin Gardner, } "Effects of LiDAR-Quickbird fusion on object-oriented classification of mountain resort development," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 4(1), 043556 (1 November 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3519370 . Submission:
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