Gully erosion mapping with high resolution imagery and ALS data by using tree decision, hierarchical classification and OBIA

A. Tedesco, A.F.B. Antunes, S.R.A. Ribeiro

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Abstract

The gully erosion presents spectral and spatial heterogeneity and altimetry variation. It is not a land use class, but an object and it can be mapped as a subclass, using OBIA. This study presents a methodology for delimitation of gullies in rural environments, based on image classification procedures. For such, two study areas were selected: one located in Minas Gerais, Brazil and another one located in Queensland, Australia. There were used high resolution images and ALS data. The objects were generated by multiresolution segmentation method. The most important attributes in the definition of gullies were selected using decision tree induction algorithms, being these attributes spectral, altimetry and texture. Classifications hierarchical and by decision trees were carried out. Using decision tree the classification is performed only by a factor of scale, not allowing the identification of all the constituent features of the gully system. In hierarchical classification, the procedure is performed at different scales and allowing to use of fuzzy logic. The classification obtained with hierarchical classification showed results more reliable with the field of reality, by allowing the use of different scales, fuzzy logic and integration of knowledge (the established rule base) compared to the automatic classification by decision tree. As different gullies erosion are similar when presents the same evolution stage and soil type, it is not possible to select attributes to classify all gully systems, being necessary to investigate attributes for each gully erosion, based on available data and existing land use classes in the area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of GEOBIA 2016 : Solutions and synergies, 14-16 September 2016, Enschede, Netherlands
EditorsN. Kerle, M. Gerke, S. Lefevre
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-90-365-4201-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis, GEOBIA 2016: Solutions & Synergies - University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Sept 201616 Sept 2016
Conference number: 6
https://www.geobia2016.com/

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis, GEOBIA 2016
Abbreviated titleGEOBIA
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period14/09/1616/09/16
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