Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 18-24

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A comparative study of supervised classifiers on a subscene in Junagadh district, Gujarat

  • M. P. OzaAffiliated withSpace Applications Centre
  • , S. A. SharmaAffiliated withSpace Applications Centre

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This paper describes the results of a comparative study of five classifiers viz., maximum likelihood, modified maximum likelihood, minimum distance to mean. Fisher and min-max, for classifying a subscene of Junagadh district using Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) data. The kappa coefficient of agreement (k) and per cent correctly classified pixels for training data are used as measures of overall performance. It is observed that maximum likelihood and modified maximum likelihood classifiers perform better than the other three classifiers for this data set. Band combinations (3, 4, S) and (2, 3, 4, S) perform better than the usual combination (1,2,3,4), possibly because of presence of middle infrared band (band 5) on a scene dominated by vegetation cover. The band combination (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7) performed the best.