On the feasibility to map the settlements of Brazil with the CBERS-2B satellite

Abstract: 

This paper reports about the feasibility to automatically map the settlements of Brazil with the panchromatic, 2.5 m data of the HRC camera of the CBERS-2B satellite. Using a combined textural and morphological image analysis in a fully automated workflow an equal error rate of 0.18 ? 0.09 and a minimal error rate of 0.06 ? 0.06 could be obtained for an area of 1.4 million km2 of the most densely inhabited parts of Brazil. The method provides in addition to the presence of buildings information about the building density and average size.

Authors
Authors: 
HAAG Fernand, BLAES Xavier, EHRLICH Daniele, KEMPER Thomas, PESARESI Martino
Publication Year
Publication Year: 
2013
Type

Type:

Appears in Collections
Appears in Collections: 
Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen
JRC Institutes
Publisher
Publisher: 
IEEE
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-1-4799-0212-5
Citation
Citation: 
Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 2013 p. 078 - 082