A High-Reliability, High-Resolution Method for Land Cover Classification Into Forest and Non-forest

  • Roger Trias-Sanz
  • Didier Boldo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3540)


We present several methods for per-region land-cover classification based on distances on probability distributions and whole-region probabilities. We present results on using this method for locating forest areas in high-resolution aerial images with very high reliability, achieving more than 95% accuracy, using raw radiometric channels as well as derived color and texture features. Region boundaries are obtained from a multi-scale hierarchical segmentation or from a registration of cadastral maps.


Land Cover Normalize Difference Vegetation Index Land Cover Class Aerial Image Segmentation Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Trias-Sanz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Didier Boldo
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Géographique NationalSaint-MandéFrance
  2. 2.SIP-CRIP5Université René DescartesParisFrance

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