The process of sorting or arranging entities into groups or categories; on a map, the process of representing members of a group by the same symbol, usually defined in a legend.

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How to know what spectrum image layers are in eCognition?

I'm learning to use eCognition (8.1) and my teacher has provided me with some example tif files to segment and classify. The tif files have multiple layers, each of which are supposed to represent a ...
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How to snap Vector Layer projection to Raster layer projection in QGIS?

I have raster in correct projection. I used ShapeFiles, and marked objects(manually), but i found out that my vector layers have different projection, so they have different size and position. Is ...
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Best source for high-resolution satellite images free/low-cost?

I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates ...
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Which methods are most suited to classifying urban areas from Landsat imagery?

I am trying to use Landsat data to map urban extents over time. I need to perform a classification into built up / non built up areas. I am new to image classification. I have access to the following ...
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How do I classify or spot a pixel, based on a specific reflectance values of the six Landsat Bands using Erdas?

I have converted the DN values to the reflectance of a Landsat image to classify the rice field by its stages. To specify the reflectance values of each stages, I have sampled the reflectance values ...
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How to design class breaks for a time series of choropleth maps?

I'm working with a time series of choropleth maps showing the same indicator for the same administrative boundaries, but spanning period of nine years. What would be the most appropriate strategy of ...
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Image classification random forest [duplicate]

I am a newbie in R. I want to classify images using random forest in R. I am trying to learn the codes. But in the mean time, is there a push button (like a gui) in R that can be used for ...
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ISODATA unsupervised classification in ArcMap 10.1

I’m doing a project on landsat 5 images. I’ve composited the images into 1 raster, and I want to classify the raster with ISODATA Unsupervised Classification. How do I calculate the best number of ...
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How to classify agriculture employment data?

I have employment data which are huge - about 500 data for each category, like agriculture field, fishing field etc. Now I want to categorise this data in to 7 ranges. Suppose <50=1, >50-100=2, ...
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Classifying small structure in water using IR band

I was wondering how to identify small structures (eg. beacons) in a water body. I have worked with RGB images and its almost impossible to classify waterbodies in these images. How does IR band help ...
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Land use land cover change post- classification in ArcGIS for cross- tabulation

Please some one help me first I have finished the image classification process in another software package but many literary recommend Arc GIS package to process post-classification which means from ...
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Is it possible to automate the detection of clearcut areas in optical satellite imagery?

Given optical satellite or aerial imagery of a resolution similar to the image below, is it possible to accurately detect clearcut areas? Is their research or documentation that supports a specific ...
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Common class range for different attributes in a same polygon shapefile

I have a polygon shapefile which has population attributes pop90,pop91 and so on for 10 years. They have different minimum and maximum value for each of the years. Now I need to do classification for ...
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How to perform unsupervised classification of LANDSAT time series using Grass?

I'm using GRASS to perform an unsupervised classification on a time series of LANDSAT images (monthly temporal res, over 30 years), in order to compare land cover change in a particular area. I'm ...
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What is the convergence threshold for ArcGIS Iso Cluster?

The ArcGIS tool Iso Cluster Unsupervised Classification does not seem to have any documentation on the convergence threshold used in the tool. To compare, Erdas Imagine has all of the necessary ...
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Segmentation Violation in ArcView 3.1 while performing UpdateLegend

I am loading a ".avl" legend file into ArcView 3.1 and I am plagued with a recurring Segmentation Violation Error when I execute the updatelegend command in the theme. It looks like the legend file ...
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How to train a signature file for supervised classification in ArcGIS 9.3

I wanna do supervised classification in ArcGIS 9.3. I have a 321RGB composite of a pretty good quality which I want to use for supervised classification. How can I create signature file which contains ...
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Convex Hull in SAGA Gis

How does one go about creating a convex hull from a set of points in SAGA GIS? I read that this is possible in QGIS, but I prefer SAGA and would like to see if it is possible. Furthermore, if it is ...
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How to merge different classes/clusters in one single raster in arcgis 9.3?

I've created a signature file with 8 clusters and performed an unsupervised classification. Later I have grouped values (spatial) classes together to form 4 classes I needed (in symbology) but that ...
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How to classify/style rasters correctly?

I am using a GeoTiff raster data and trying to classify it. I was wondering what are the techniques that I can use in QGIS to do this? The raster I have looks like but I tried the reclassify tool ...
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calculate coastline at risk

I have an idea of what I want to do but I don't know yet what tools will bring me there. I have administrative boundaries in one layer and coastline in another layer. The coastline is categorized in ...
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From classified image to topology in ArcInfo

I have some coastal 4 band imagery that I have classified to designate land, water, and undetermined. I want to convert this to polygons with topology, and significantly simplify the polygons. If I ...
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Symbology for specific values

I want to apply a symbology scheme for the final layer of my model. Rules are - All negative - Symbol A 0 - Symbol B All positive symbol C unknown - symbol D I am not sure how I can define these ...
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Land Classification with Spectral Python (SPy) [closed]

Does anyone have experience working with the Spectral Python module for land classification? The following k-means clustering example takes an iterative approach to classification through pixel ...
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Cloud and Snow Differentiation

I am doing unsupervised classification of a mountaneous terrain and I have used 500 classes to classify the land use. In my result, cloud and the snow are categorized in the same class. How do I ...
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How to vectorize a Raster-Classification? (qgis, grass)

I classified my raster-DHM into elevation levels using colormap. Its not a "real" classification, just a colormap. So I cant vectorize the classes to get polygones for every class. Whats the best ...
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Remote sensing: How to define landuse from remote sensing data?

I am trying to research ways into obtaining landuse data for a project which calculates the visual impacts of wind parks. I have a DEM and DOPs for a relatively large region (5000km²), but I have no ...
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How to automatically export multiple maps with quantile symbology?

I am a relatively new ArcGIS user and I have a question about automating a tedious join/symbology classification/export operation. I have a very simple shapefile to which I join a bunch of fields. I ...
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Open software tool or QGIS plug-in to make land cover classification

Is there any tool or plugin for QGIS/GRASS to make an automatic land cover classification from satellite imagery --- based on CLC nomenclature for example? Of course, it will not be 100% sure but it ...
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Permanently Change ArcMap's “Maximum Sample Size” Setting?

I've lately been working on feature classes with a huge number of polygons (e.g. all of the Census blocks within the Chicago metro area). I've been needing to symbolize them by quantities a fair ...
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How to remove roads from dataset

I've got a shape file that I loaded into PostGIS that has both road and parcel multipolygons and I need to remove the roads. I tried loading the shp file in qgis and it loads them both as a single ...
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Problem running i.gensigset in Grass. Any ideas?

It just returns ERROR: Unable to create signature file. It doesn't say why... Anyone had this before and found a solution?
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Freeware alternatives to eCognition?

Does anyone know any good freeware alternatives to eCognition? I need to do image segmentation and classification. I tryed the ecognition trial and it was really good. I'm doing the job with SPRING, ...
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Standard Colors for Landcover Maps

I have classified Landsat images into five classes - A variety of Palm, Water bodies, built-up/open area, other vegetation and miscellaneous. I used GRASS GIS for the process and the final classified ...
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View data of a particular year in Google Earth

For my region in India, Google Earth tiles belong to different years, 2003 - 2010. I don't mean GE's historical view feature but the imagery updates for different areas my region. I classify Landsat ...
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Best practices for identifying training sites

Prior to image classification, collection of training sites and obtaining a signature file is the most critical step. Field visits with a reliable GPS Unit is usually the first step followed by ...
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Reclass for vector data in ArcGIS

I've got a vector dataset (in fact, OS MasterMap data) and I want to set the value of a certain field based on the value of another field. For example: Field1 Field2 Building 20 Grass ...
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Land Cover Feature Extraction from Satellite Imagery

I'm interested in a low-cost or open source solution for creating land cover GIS layers that utilize both spectral and textural extraction algorithms. I have used PCI Geomatica, ENVI, and Feature ...
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Creating color table file in PCI Geomatica

What is the simplest way to create a stand-alone color-table file in PCI Geomatica (PCT or STR)? I have some classified imagery with values ranging between 0-255 and I would like a way to ...
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What is this “brown spot” in Google maps?

I was in Google maps today and noticed near Baltimore, US where the river is, there's a huge brown spot. Is this due to all of the waste? If so, will this keep going all the way into the ocean?
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Which Tools do you use for Classification of Remote Sensing Data?

Which tool do you prefer to use for classification of remote sensing data, e.g. classifying land use, and why? Which other tools have you tried, and why did you decide against them?