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Interpolation-based super-resolution land cover mapping

Interpolation-based super-resolution land cover mapping

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December 2013
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Super-resolution mapping (SRM) is a technique to produce a land cover map with finer spatial resolution by using fractional proportion images as input. A two-step SRM approach has been widely used. First, a fine-resolution indicator map is estimated for each class from the coarse-resolution fractional image. All indicator maps are then combined to create the final fine-resolution land cover map. In this letter, three popular interpolation methods, Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW), Spline and Kriging, as well as four indicator map combination strategies, including the maximal value strategy and the sequential assignment strategy with and without normalization, were assessed. Based on the application to two simulated images, the performance of all SRM algorithms was assessed. The results show that the two-step SRM approach can obtain smoother land cover maps than hard classification. An increase in zoom factor results in the appearance of numerous small patches and linear artefacts in the SRM results. The accuracies of Spline and Kriging are similar and are both higher than that of IDW. The maximal value strategy can generate a smoother land cover map than the sequential assignment strategy in most cases, and a normalizing indicator value has a mixed effect on the result.

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Ling, Feng
Du, Yun
Li, Xiaodong
Li, Wenbo
Xiao, Fei
Zhang, Yihang

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