Greenhouse Detection Using Aerial Orthophoto and Digital Surface Model

  • Salih Celik
  • Dilek Koc-SanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 76)


Detection of greenhouse areas from remote sensing imagery is important for rural planning, yield estimation and sustainable development. This study is focused on plastic and glass greenhouse detection and discrimination using true color orthophoto and Digital Surface Model (DSM). Initially, the greenhouse areas were detected from true color aerial photograph and the additional normalised Digital Surface Model (nDSM) band using Support Vector Machines (SVM) classification technique. Then, an approach was developed for discriminating plastic and glass greenhouses by utilising the nDSM. The developed approach was implemented in a selected study area from Kumluca district of Antalya, Turkey that includes intensive plastic and glass greenhouses. The obtained results show the effectiveness of the SVM classifier for greenhouse detection with overall accuracy value of 96.15%. In addition, the plastic and glass greenhouses were discriminated efficiently using the developed approach that use nDSM.


Plastic and glass greenhouses Orthophotos nDSM SVM 



The authors would like to thank General Command of Mapping (GCM) for providing the data used in this study. The authors are grateful to Mustafa Kaynarca (Geomatics Engineer-ASAT) for his help during the DEM editing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Space Sciences and TechnologiesAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of City and Regional PlanningAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey
  3. 3.Remote Sensing Research and Applications CentreAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey

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