Spatial Statistics for Remote Sensing

  • Alfred Stein
  • Freek Van der Meer
  • Ben Gorte

Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alfred Stein
    Pages 9-25
  3. Freek van der Meer
    Pages 27-40
  4. Sytze de Bruin, Martien Molenaar
    Pages 41-54
  5. Peter M. Atkinson
    Pages 57-81
  6. Andreas Papritz, Alfred Stein
    Pages 83-113
  7. Paul J. Curran, Peter M. Atkinson
    Pages 115-133
  8. Ben Gorte
    Pages 153-163
  9. Cees H.M. van Kemenade, Han La Poutré, Robert J. Mokken
    Pages 165-183
  10. Freek van der Meer
    Pages 185-193
  11. Andrew K. Skidmore
    Pages 197-209
  12. Jaap de Gruijter
    Pages 211-242
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 261-284

About this book


This book is a collection of papers on spatial statistics for remote sensing. The book emerges from a study day that was organized in 1996 at the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, ITC, in Enschede, The Netherlands. It was by several means a memorable event. The beautiful new building, according to a design by the famous modern Dutch architect Max van Huet was just opened, and this workshop was the first to take place there. Of course, much went wrong during the workshop, in particular as the newest electronic equipment regularly failed. But the workshop attrackted more than hundred attendants, and was generally well received. The results of the workshop have been published in Stein et al. (1998). The aim of the workshop was to address issues of spatial statistics for remote sensing. The ITC has a long history on collecting and analyzing satellite and other remote sensing data, but its involvement into spatial statistics is of a more recent date. Uncertainties in remote sensing images and the large amounts of data in many spectral bands are now considered to be of such an impact that it requires a separate approach from a statistical point of view. To quote from the justification of the study day, we read: Modern communication means such as remote sensing require an advanced use of collected data. Satellites collect data with different resolution on different spectral bands.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme classification information system remote sensing simulation statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Stein
  • Freek Van der Meer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ben Gorte
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth SciencesITC, Division of Geological SurveyEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Applied Earth SciencesDelft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5978-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47647-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-3200
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