In order to enhance the local feature’s describing capacity and improve the classification performance of high-resolution (HR) satellite images, we present an HR satellite image scene classification method that make use of spatial information of local feature. First, the spatial pyramid matching model (SPMM) is adopted to encode spatial information of local feature. Then, images are represented by the local feature descriptors and encoding information. Finally, the support vector machine (SVM) classifier is employed to classify image scenes. The experiment results on a real satellite image dataset show that our method can classify the scene classes with an 82.6% accuracy, which indicates that the method can work well on describing HR satellite images and classifying different scenes.