Forest Types Classification Based on Multi-Source Data Fusion
AbstractForest plays an important role in global carbon, hydrological and atmospheric cycles and provides a wide range of valuable ecosystem services. Timely and accurate forest-type mapping is an essential topic for forest resource inventory supporting forest management, conservation biology and ecological restoration. Despite efforts and progress having been made in forest cover mapping using multi-source remotely sensed data, fine spatial, temporal and spectral resolution modeling for forest type distinction is still limited. In this paper, we proposed a novel spatial-temporal-spectral fusion framework through spatial-spectral fusion and spatial-temporal fusion. Addressing the shortcomings of the commonly-used spatial-spectral fusion model, we proposed a novel spatial-spectral fusion model called the Segmented Difference Value method (SEGDV) to generate fine spatial-spectra-resolution images by blending the China environment 1A series satellite (HJ-1A) multispectral image (Charge Coupled Device (CCD)) and Hyperspectral Imager (HSI). A Hierarchical Spatiotemporal Adaptive Fusion Model (HSTAFM) was used to conduct spatial-temporal fusion to generate the fine spatial-temporal-resolution image by blending the HJ-1A CCD and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data. The spatial-spectral-temporal information was utilized simultaneously to distinguish various forest types. Experimental results of the classification comparison conducted in the Gan River source nature reserves showed that the proposed method could enhance spatial, temporal and spectral information effectively, and the fused dataset yielded the highest classification accuracy of 83.6% compared with the classification results derived from single Landsat-8 (69.95%), single spatial-spectral fusion (70.95%) and single spatial-temporal fusion (78.94%) images, thereby indicating that the proposed method could be valid and applicable in forest type classification. View Full-Text
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Lu, M.; Chen, B.; Liao, X.; Yue, T.; Yue, H.; Ren, S.; Li, X.; Nie, Z.; Xu, B. Forest Types Classification Based on Multi-Source Data Fusion. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 1153.
Lu M, Chen B, Liao X, Yue T, Yue H, Ren S, Li X, Nie Z, Xu B. Forest Types Classification Based on Multi-Source Data Fusion. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(11):1153.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lu, Ming; Chen, Bin; Liao, Xiaohan; Yue, Tianxiang; Yue, Huanyin; Ren, Shengming; Li, Xiaowen; Nie, Zhen; Xu, Bing. 2017. "Forest Types Classification Based on Multi-Source Data Fusion." Remote Sens. 9, no. 11: 1153.
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