Texture Analysis and Land Cover Classification of Tehran Using Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
AbstractLand cover classification of built-up and bare land areas in arid or semi-arid regions from multi-spectral optical images is not simple, due to the similarity of the spectral characteristics of the ground and building materials. However, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images could overcome this issue because of the backscattering dependency on the material and the geometry of different surface objects. Therefore, in this paper, dual-polarized data from ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 (HH, HV) and Sentinel-1 C-SAR (VV, VH) were used to classify the land cover of Tehran city, Iran, which has grown rapidly in recent years. In addition, texture analysis was adopted to improve the land cover classification accuracy. In total, eight texture measures were calculated from SAR data. Then, principal component analysis was applied, and the first three components were selected for combination with the backscattering polarized images. Additionally, two supervised classification algorithms, support vector machine and maximum likelihood, were used to detect bare land, vegetation, and three different built-up classes. The results indicate that land cover classification obtained from backscatter values has better performance than that obtained from optical images. Furthermore, the layer stacking of texture features and backscatter values significantly increases the overall accuracy. View Full-Text
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Zakeri, H.; Yamazaki, F.; Liu, W. Texture Analysis and Land Cover Classification of Tehran Using Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 452.
Zakeri H, Yamazaki F, Liu W. Texture Analysis and Land Cover Classification of Tehran Using Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(5):452.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zakeri, Homa; Yamazaki, Fumio; Liu, Wen. 2017. "Texture Analysis and Land Cover Classification of Tehran Using Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 5: 452.