With the recent developments in the acquisition of images using drone systems, object-based image analysis (OBIA) is widely applied to such high-resolution images. Therefore, it is expected that the application of drone survey images would benefit from studying the uncertainty of OBIA. The most important source of uncertainty is image segmentation, which could significantly affect the accuracy at each stage of OBIA. Therefore, the trans-scale sensitivity of several spatial autocorrelation measures optimizing the segmentation was investigated, including the intrasegment variance of the regions, Moran’s I autocorrelation index, and Geary’s C autocorrelation index. Subsequently, a top-down decomposition scheme was presented to optimize the segmented objects derived from multiresolution segmentation (MRS), and its potential was examined using a drone survey image. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed strategy is able to effectively improve the segmentation of drone survey images of urban areas or highly consistent areas.
Part of the book: Drones
Obtaining surface spatio-temporal data rapidly, automatically and accurately is an important issue in agriculture informationization and intellectualization. Samples obtained by conventional manual visual interpretation are difficult to adapt the demands of land resources information extraction. Low altitude remote sensing technology as a kind of emerging technology for earth observation in recent years. Based on this, spatio-temporal data mining technology was introduced, and knowledge transfer learning mechanism was used, a novel landuse information classification method based on knowledge transfer learning (KTLC) was proposed. Firstly, new image was segmented by improved mean shift algorithm to obtain image objects. Secondly, the vector boundary of the objects and former historical landuse thematic map were matched and nested, invariant objects were obtained through overlay analysis, and purification of invariant object was finished by spectral and spatial information threshold filtering. The historical features category knowledge of thematic map was transferred to the new image objects. Finally, current images classification mapping was completed based on decision tree, and landuse classification mapping results were completed by the KTLC and eCognition for landuse information mapping classification (EC). The experimental results showed that KTLC could obtain accuracies equivalent to EC, and also outperforms EC in terms of efficiency.
Part of the book: Drones