A Data Mining Approach to Recognize Objects in Satellite Images to Predict Natural Resources

  • Muhammad Shahbaz
  • Aziz Guergachi
  • Aneela Noreen
  • Muhammad Shaheen
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 229)

Abstract

This paper presents an approach for the classification of satellite images by recognizing various objects in them. Satellite images are rich in geographical information that can be used in a number of useful ways. The proposed system classifies satellites images by extracting different objects from the images. Our object recognition mechanism extracts attributes from satellite images under two domains namely: color pixels’ organization and pixel intensity. The extracted attributes aid in the identification of objects lying inside the satellite images. Once we are able to identify objects, we proceeded further to classify satellite images with the help of decision trees. The system has been tested for a number satellite images acquired from around the globe. The objects in the images have been further subdivided into different sub categories to improve the classification and prediction process. This is a novel approach which is not using any image processing techniques but is utilizing the extracted features to identify objects and then using these objects to classify the satellite images.

Keywords

Classification of images Data mining Decision tree Machine learning Object recognition Satellite images 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Shahbaz
    • 1
  • Aziz Guergachi
    • 2
  • Aneela Noreen
    • 3
  • Muhammad Shaheen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Engineering and Technology LahorePakistan
  2. 2.Information Technology ManagementTed Rogers School, Ryerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Engineering and TechnologyLahorePakistan
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceFAST NUPeshawarPakistan

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