Burned Area Mapping in Greece Using SPOT-4 HRVIR Images and Object-Based Image Analysis

TitleBurned Area Mapping in Greece Using SPOT-4 HRVIR Images and Object-Based Image Analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPolychronaki, AI, Ioannis Z. Gitas
JournalRemote Sensing
Volume4
Issue12
Pagination424 - 438
Date PublishedJan-12-2012
KeywordsBurned area mapping, object-based image analysis (OBIA), SPOT-4 HRVIR
Abstract

The devastating series of fire events that occurred during the summers of 2007 and 2009 in Greece made evident the need for an operational mechanism to map burned areas in an accurate and timely fashion to be developed. In this work, Système pour l’Observation de la Terre (SPOT)-4 HRVIR images are introduced in an object-based classification environment in order to develop a classification procedure for burned area mapping. The development of the procedure was based on two images and then tested for its transferability to other burned areas. Results from the SPOT-4 HRVIR burned area mapping showed very high classification accuracies ( 0.86 kappa coefficient), while the object-based classification procedure that was developed proved to be transferable when applied to other study areas.

 

URLhttp://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/4/2/424/
DOI10.3390/rs4020424
Short TitleRemote Sensing