Authors:Angel Garcia, Consuelo Gonzalo, David Fonseca-Luengo, Mario Lillo-Saavedra
Very high resolution remotely sensed images are an important tool for monitoring fragmented agricultural landscapes, which allows farmers and policy makers to make better decisions regarding management practices. An object-based methodology is proposed for automatic generation of thematic maps of the available classes in the scene, which combines edge-based and superpixel processing for small agricultural parcels. The methodology employs superpixels instead of pixels as minimal processing units, and provides a link between them and meaningful objects (obtained by the edge-based method) in order to facilitate the analysis of parcels. Performance analysis on a scene dominated by agricultural small parcels indicates that the combination of both superpixel and edge-based methods achieves a classification accuracy slightly better than when those methods are performed separately and comparable to the accuracy of traditional object-based analysis, with automatic approach.
Angel Garcia, Consuelo Gonzalo, David Fonseca-Luengo, Mario Lillo-Saavedra. (2015) "A GEOBIA Methodology for Fragmented Agricultural Landscapes" In Remote Sensing. DOI: 10.3390/RS70100767.