Regional Urban Extent Extraction Using Multi-Sensor Data and One-Class Classification
AbstractStable night-time light data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Line-scan System (OLS) provide a unique proxy for anthropogenic development. This paper presents a regional urban extent extraction method using a one-class classifier and combinations of DMSP/OLS stable night-time light (NTL) data, MODIS normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data, and land surface temperature (LST) data. We first analyzed how well MODIS NDVI and LST data quantify the properties of urban areas. Considering that urban area is the only class of interest, we applied the one-class support vector machine (OCSVM) to classify different combinations of the three datasets. We evaluated the effectiveness of the proposed method and compared with the locally optimized threshold method in regional urban extent mapping in China. The experimental results demonstrate that DMSP/OLS NTL data, MODIS NDVI and LST data provide different but complementary information sources to quantify the urban extent at a regional scale. The results also indicate that the OCSVM classification of the combination of all three datasets generally outperformed the locally optimized threshold method. The proposed method effectively and efficiently extracted the urban extent at a regional scale, and is applicable to other study areas. View Full-Text
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Zhang, X.; Li, P.; Cai, C. Regional Urban Extent Extraction Using Multi-Sensor Data and One-Class Classification. Remote Sens. 2015, 7, 7671-7694.
Zhang X, Li P, Cai C. Regional Urban Extent Extraction Using Multi-Sensor Data and One-Class Classification. Remote Sensing. 2015; 7(6):7671-7694.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Xiya; Li, Peijun; Cai, Cai. 2015. "Regional Urban Extent Extraction Using Multi-Sensor Data and One-Class Classification." Remote Sens. 7, no. 6: 7671-7694.