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Articles | Volume XL-7/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7/W3, 575–580, 2015
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7/W3, 575–580, 2015

  29 Apr 2015

29 Apr 2015

Automatic Generation Of Training Data For Hyperspectral Image Classification Using Support Vector Machine

B. Abbasi1, H. Arefi1, B. Bigdeli1, and S. Roessner2 B. Abbasi et al.
  • 1Department of Geomatics and Surveying Eng., University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • 2GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section of Remote Sensing, 14473, Potsdam, Germany

Keywords: High resolution DSM, Hyperspectral, Training, Classification, Support Vector Machine

Abstract. An image classification method based on Support Vector Machine (SVM) is proposed on hyperspectral and 3K DSM data. To obtain training data we applied an automatic method relating to four classes namely; building, grass, tree, and ground pixels. First, some initial segments regarding to building, tree, grass, and ground pixels are produced using different feature descriptors. The feature descriptors are generated using optical (hyperspectral) as well as range (3K DSM) images. The initial building regions are created using DSM segmentation. Fusion of NDVI and elevation information assist us to provide initial segments regarding to the grass and tree areas. Also, we created initial segment regarding to ground pixel after geodesic based filtering of DSM and elimination of the non-ground pixels. To improve classification accuracy, the hyperspectral image and 3K DSM were utilized simultaneously to perform image classification. For obtaining testing data, labelled pixels was divide into two parts: test and training. Experimental result shows a final classification accuracy of about 90% using Support Vector Machine. In the process of satellite image classification; provided by 3K camera. Both datasets correspond to Munich area in Germany.