Spatial Big Data Science

Classification Techniques for Earth Observation Imagery

  • Zhe Jiang
  • Shashi Shekhar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview of Spatial Big Data Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zhe Jiang, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 3-13
    3. Zhe Jiang, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 15-44
  3. Classification of Earth Observation Imagery Big Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Zhe Jiang, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 47-56
    3. Zhe Jiang, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 57-76
    4. Zhe Jiang, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 77-104
    5. Zhe Jiang, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 105-126
  4. Future Research Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Zhe Jiang, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 129-131

About this book


Emerging Spatial Big Data (SBD) has transformative potential in solving many grand societal challenges such as water resource management, food security, disaster response, and transportation. However, significant computational challenges exist in analyzing SBD due to the unique spatial characteristics including spatial autocorrelation, anisotropy, heterogeneity, multiple scales and resolutions which is illustrated in this book.

This book also discusses current techniques for, spatial big data science with a particular focus on classification techniques for earth observation imagery big data. Specifically, the authors introduce several recent spatial classification techniques, such as spatial decision trees and spatial ensemble learning. Several potential future research directions are also discussed.

This book targets an interdisciplinary audience including computer scientists, practitioners and researchers working in the field of data mining, big data, as well as domain scientists working in earth science (e.g., hydrology, disaster), public safety and public health. Advanced level students in computer science will also find this book useful as a reference.


Spatial big data Spatial classification Spatial ensemble Outlier detection Remote sensing Spatial Data Science Earth Imagery Big Data Earth Imagery Classification Spatial Decision Tree Spatial Autocorrelation Spatial Heterogeneity Earth Science

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhe Jiang
    • 1
  • Shashi Shekhar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60194-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60195-3
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