Assessing the quality of Global Human Settlement Layer products for Kampala, Uganda

R.V. Sliuzas, M. Kuffer, Thomas Kemper

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the quality of Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) data (10 m pixels) derived from a 2010 QuickBird image of the city of Kampala, Uganda. The evaluation is carried out through visual and statistical comparison with a reference data set consisting of building footprints of the same year. Seven sample areas from 35-194 Ha in size were used for the comparison. Results show that although the GHSL layer gives a strong visual impression of the major morphology of the city, there are considerable misclassifications at pixel level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2017
Subtitle of host publication6-8 March 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781509058082
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Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2017

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Name2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2017

Keywords

  • Building footprints
  • Global Human Settlement Layer
  • Kampala
  • Quality assessment

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    Sliuzas, R. V., Kuffer, M., & Kemper, T. (2017). Assessing the quality of Global Human Settlement Layer products for Kampala, Uganda. In 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2017: 6-8 March 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2017). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/JURSE.2017.7924569