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Article: An all-season sample database for improving land-cover mapping of Africa with two classification schemes

TitleAn all-season sample database for improving land-cover mapping of Africa with two classification schemes
Authors
Issue Date2016
Citation
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2016, v. 37, n. 19, p. 4623-4647 How to Cite?
Abstract© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. High-quality training and validation samples are critical components of land-cover and land-use mapping tasks in remote sensing. For large area mapping it is much more difficult to build such sample sets due to the huge amount of work involved in sample collection and image processing. As more and more satellite data become available, a new trend emerges in land-cover mapping that takes advantage of images acquired beyond the greenest season. This has created the need for constructing sample sets that can be used in classifying images of multiple seasons. On the other hand, seasonal land-cover information is also becoming a new demand in land and climate change studies. Here we produce the first training and validation data sets with seasonal labels in order to support the production of seasonal land-cover data for entire Africa. Nonetheless, for the first time, two classification systems were created for the same set of samples. We adapted the finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover (FROM-GLC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Land Cover Classification System legends. Locations of training-sample units of FROM-GLC were repurposed here. Then we designed a process to enlarge the training-sample units to increase the density of samples in the feature space of spectral characteristics of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) time-series and Landsat imagery. Finally, we obtained 15,799 training-sample units and 7430 validation-sample units. The land-cover type at each point was recorded at the time of maximum greenness in addition to four seasons in a year. Nearly half of the sample units were also suitable for 500 m resolution MODIS data. We analysed the representativeness of the training and validation sets and then provided some suggestions about their use in improving classification accuracies of Africa.
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Congcong-
dc.contributor.authorGong, Peng-
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jie-
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Cui-
dc.contributor.authorHu, Tengyun-
dc.contributor.authorWang, Qi-
dc.contributor.authorYu, Le-
dc.contributor.authorClinton, Nicholas-
dc.contributor.authorLi, Mengna-
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Jing-
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Duole-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Conghong-
dc.contributor.authorZhan, Zhicheng-
dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiaoyi-
dc.contributor.authorXu, Bo-
dc.contributor.authorNie, Yaoyu-
dc.contributor.authorHackman, Kwame-
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-25T15:16:42Z-
dc.date.available2021-02-25T15:16:42Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Remote Sensing, 2016, v. 37, n. 19, p. 4623-4647-
dc.identifier.issn0143-1161-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/296797-
dc.description.abstract© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. High-quality training and validation samples are critical components of land-cover and land-use mapping tasks in remote sensing. For large area mapping it is much more difficult to build such sample sets due to the huge amount of work involved in sample collection and image processing. As more and more satellite data become available, a new trend emerges in land-cover mapping that takes advantage of images acquired beyond the greenest season. This has created the need for constructing sample sets that can be used in classifying images of multiple seasons. On the other hand, seasonal land-cover information is also becoming a new demand in land and climate change studies. Here we produce the first training and validation data sets with seasonal labels in order to support the production of seasonal land-cover data for entire Africa. Nonetheless, for the first time, two classification systems were created for the same set of samples. We adapted the finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover (FROM-GLC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Land Cover Classification System legends. Locations of training-sample units of FROM-GLC were repurposed here. Then we designed a process to enlarge the training-sample units to increase the density of samples in the feature space of spectral characteristics of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) time-series and Landsat imagery. Finally, we obtained 15,799 training-sample units and 7430 validation-sample units. The land-cover type at each point was recorded at the time of maximum greenness in addition to four seasons in a year. Nearly half of the sample units were also suitable for 500 m resolution MODIS data. We analysed the representativeness of the training and validation sets and then provided some suggestions about their use in improving classification accuracies of Africa.-
dc.languageeng-
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dc.titleAn all-season sample database for improving land-cover mapping of Africa with two classification schemes-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01431161.2016.1213923-
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dc.identifier.volume37-
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