A cartographic delineation of distinct land areas, identified by their geology, topography, soils, vegetation, climate conditions, living species, habitats, water resources, as well as anthropic factors.

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Making NLCD92-styled land cover image from Landsat Images

I'm still fairly inexperienced with using qGIS and handling different image file types. Things I have completed: With a plugin called Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin, I was able to download ...
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Perform supervised classification on SAR image in SAGA GIS

I tried working on supervised classification on SAR data in SAGA. I am confused about creation of training data. How can I create Training data for my SAR image?
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How to simplify a land cover classification in QGIS

I have recently completed a land use classification using over 100 ROIs for 5 different land cover classes and it has developed what looks like a highly specific spectral signature for each class. ...
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QGIS image classification to use maximum likelihood, minimum distance or spectral angle algorithm?

This should be a straight forward one... I have selected over 100 ROIs from ground truthed data. I am using LANDSAT 8 imagery. I want to now perform the classification (which I guess is a supervised ...
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Land Use classification and canopy cover using LT8 imagery and ground truth points in QGIS

I am trying to run a land use classification with QGIS on LANDSAT8 imagery to classify the various land uses within an area of northern Vietnam. I want to distinguish between primary forest, ...
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relating land cover raster to vector data

I have a land cover raster basemap that covers different land cover/uses in Europe to 100m resolution and a separate Excel legend file. Separately I have a point shapefile with the details and ...
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substitute for landsat 7 for land classification?

I am doing a project where I need to do a land classification for a forest reserve in Honduras. The dates I need are 2005, 2010, and 2015. I'm good for 2015 with LS8, but I am having difficulty with ...
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Multi-class classification in Google Earth Engine

I am wondering if it is possible to do multi-class classification with Google Earth Engine. And if so how? I am currently able to do binary classification as in the following code, based on the ...
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vegetation classification from only the panchromatic band

I am mapping mangroves over a period of several years using satellite imagery. I use QGIS semi automatic classification plug in. Supervised classification (maximum likelihood) as I can visually ...
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Global shapefile of biomes/ecoregions?

I'm looking for a shapefile with this kind of information, only at considerably higher detail. In North America, ecoregions are classified by levels and grouped by vegetation type at much higher ...
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SAGA 2.2.5 Problem Object Based Image Segmentation

Every time I use the Object Based Image Segmentation with Landsat 8 data I get a segmentated image which looks like a spider's web. The image contains no 0 values. Anyone has a idea how to fix this?
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Temporal spectral analysis in order to differentiate agricultural/croplands from natural/semi-natural grasslands using remotely sensed data

I am working on a critically endangered bustard species in India (Houbaropsis bengalensis). I need to prepare a land cover map of its 'suitable' grassland habitat across its distributional range. I ...
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Proper Tool for Creating a 3x3 Window for Cluster Sampling in Accuracy Assessment?

I'm using a cluster sampling scheme for an accuracy assessment of the 2011 National Land Cover Dataset (spatial res of 30m). I'm using Google Earth Pro for my reference data spatial res of 15m). So ...
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Ice type differentiation using satellite data

I would like to classify glacial area by categories of snow (if there is) and ice, but what's most important: between old ice and fresh ice. They have different properties that are possible to ...
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Raster Calculator and Land Change with multiple classifications

I am looking at land cover data that is separated into three classes: upland, wetland, and open water. I have the data for varying years. I am interested in seeing how the land has changed over the ...
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Using original Landsat multispectral image or pan-sharpened image in land cover classification?

I am currently creating land cover maps of a number of national parks across Asia from Landsat 8 imagery and also later from SPOT imagery. I plan to use supervised classifications in ERDAS IMAGINE and ...
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Band Separation from regular cameras

I have removed the IR block filter from a Sony digital compact camera so it has become multispectral (in a way). In addition to that I placed a IR pass filter, so it only captures photos in the Near-...
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Differentiating bare soil and urban areas in Landsat 4-5 land cover classification?

I am trying to classify a Landsat 4-5 image using the semi automatic classification plugin (QGIS). I always get misclassifications between bare soil and urban areas as they have similar spectral ...
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Finding high-resolution land cover data for Taiwan?

So far, the best data I've found is from Globeland 30 (30 m), but the data for Taiwan is not very discriminant in partitioning the landscape. Does anyone know of better resolution data?
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How do you preform multi spectral image classification on non Landsat images in QGIS

My aim is to classify vegetation types, using areal/ satellite imagery, in a small (4km^2) area of the North York Moors (UK). This area contains two small rivers and their catchment areas; one of the ...
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Classifying areas in scanned maps (not by colors but by pattern)

I have old land-use maps in a scanned format. I am trying to obtain proper land-use maps from it, similar to what is decribed here: How to compare areas in scanned historical land use maps. The ...
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How to extact very narrow water linear features from GeoEye-1 image

I need to extract beaver channels from a GeoEye image (attached image). What is the best approach to automatically delineate such very narrow and not very sharp water features?
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Performing Random Forest using EnMap Box?

I am new to the software EnMap Box that incorporates Random Forest (RF) as one of its capability. To learn the Enmap, I followed the RF tutorial provided online. My goal is to use RF as a tool to ...
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How to add new feature class to already classified image

I have at hand this already classified image with 8 vegetation classes. Now I would want to change a part of existing vegetation class to a NEW vegetation class, making it 9 classes. I do not want ...
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How to visualise change matrices over time

i've hit a bit of a tricky visualisation issue; I am quantifying some land use and land use change (LULUC) over a number of years. Typically, for data going from year to the next, a land change ...
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Looking for example of a Random Forest tutorial to estimate spatial distribution

Could anyone point me to a Random Forest tutorial for predicting a spatial random variable? Or an easy dataset to try to work through. For Decision Trees and Random Forests, I found some very good ...
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Classification of digital orthophoto

I have digital orthophotographs from 2013 that I'm attempting to classify in an effort to extract all the cultivated/pasture land from. I'm using the "Reclassify by Ascii File" tool for this ...
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How to differentiate between land and sea in python?

I'm going to plot some positions of ships, and thus see which areas (out at sea) where there is no vessels, however, if I do this in an ordinary geographical area defined by a square, all the land ...
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Performing image segmentation in QGIS?

I have been trying to learn to work with QGIS (open-source GIS software) through some tutorials available online for classification of image for land cover. These tutorials used a dataset from Landsat ...
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LULC using SAR data

I have a Geocoded SAR data with me. I have to perform LULC classification. I have been given a shapefile (vector data) with the different LULC categories of the region. The region is mainly composed ...
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Using Erdas for land cover land use change detection

New to Erdas but I have to do a project and I have chosen to do a landcover land change detection. I have two Landsat 5 images, five years apart from each other. My question is: what is my next step? ...
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How to classify land cover with MMU 25hac

By using the 30 meter resolution of landsat TM & ETM+ data, I want to create the land use/ land cover map. I have read in several studies to first decide about the minimum mapping unit (MMU) that ...
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When parametric classifiers fail?

In which situations are statistical assumptions (e.g. multivariate normal distribution within spectral classes) for parametric classifiers (e.g. maximum likelihood ) not valid for land-cover ...
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Satellite imagery alternatives for land use/cover classifcation

Apart from Landsat imagery, which other satellite imagery is good for land use / cover studies and can be obtained free of charge?
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How to export multiple class training data from ArcGis into R?

I want to perform some machine learning classification of images using R. I'm having issues finding out how to export my training data from ArcGis into R and I'm looking for some help. Currently I do ...
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Confidence in pan-sharpened classification?

I pan-sharpened one Landsat Image on ERDAS using the resolution merge resource, with brovey transform and nearest neighbor techniques. But I was told that in terms of land-use classification, it would ...
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Feature extraction in remote sensing! [closed]

Which are the most common features in order to perform a supervised classification in remote sensing? Furthermore anyone worked with SAR features? Which are the most commonly used? Can anybody suggest ...
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Classification, change detection and NDVI using landsat 2 (MSS), landsat 5 (TM) and Landsat 7 (ETM)

I have 3 Landsat images for the same area. One in 1972 (landsat 2 mss), one in 1996 (landsat 5 TM) and one in 2010 (landsat 7 ETM). I would like to detect changes in land cover and create diachronic ...
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Orfeo Toolbox (OTB) KMeans classification issues QGIS 2.4

I am having trouble processing an image through the Unsupervised KMeans image classification in the OTB Toolbox of QGIS 2.4. I have a .tif image in the Input Image box and keep all the defaults. When ...
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Pixel-based and object-based classification!

I would like to understand if pixel-based classification algorithm (e.g. Maximum Likelihood classification ) can be used for object-based classification (i.e. after a segmentation procedure). On the ...
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Extraction of pixels from layerstacked NDVI image [on hold]

How do I get rice pixels only from layerstack NDVI (modis) or SASI image? I also have a thematic rice image Please tell me how to do in erdas.
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How to Remove Topographic Effects Like Shadows from Landsat Image

I am using QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak on my windows 8.1, for classification of landsat 5-7 image that contains hilly mountains with dense forest and 60% area are plains. I am classifying through Semi-...
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How to calculate raster data in vector area?

I have two layers. One is a layer of USA ecoregions (there are 9 ecoregions). It is not raster (so it's vector?). The other layer is the National Land Use Data set (so I know where there's agriculture,...
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How to add polygon layer into raster data?

I performed a supervised land-use classification with Erdas. Landsat data was used in ArcGIS to Digitize urban areas as polygon shapefile. I want to insert these polygons into the land-use raster data....
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How to extract impervious areas from Landsat data?

I'm working with multi-temporal datasets from Landsat (Landsat 8 & Landsat 7 & Landsat 5) and I tried to extract impervious areas, more exactly urban areas, but I can't obtained results very ...
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Running Random Forest Classification on WorldViev-2 image in R - problem

I have a problem with performing RF in R for a WorldView-2 Scene. I've never ever before used R for remote sensing classification, so I simply followed what is written here. I've loaded scene (8-band ...
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Decision tree classification of satellite image in R

I want to classify satellite image in R using RWeka classifier, J48. I have a CSV file with the classes required, and raster data loaded in R. I am able to make the tree, however, I am not able to use ...
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How to select MODIS pixels with 80% homogeneous landcover from landsat classification?

I have a complex landcover classification for a landsat scene at 30m spatial resolution. Includes about 600 land cover classes. There is a fair amount of clumping per group. I have a MODIS EVI 16 day ...
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How to perform image classification with SemiAutomaticClassificationPlugin and BIP files?

I have multiband satellite images BIP format, Landsat TM/ETM containing 7/8 bands respectively along with a separate header file, some of them corrected by nearest neighbour classifier. I'm working ...
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Failed to create signature file

I need some help, because I've no clue how solve this issue the exercise that I'm trying to perform. The point where I'm stuck is 4. "Create signature file as LandsatCompS.sgs". I've done what it ...