Effects of LiDAR-Quickbird fusion on object-oriented classification of mountain resort development

Natalie Campos
2010 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
Mountain resort development is having increasing effects on ecological functions in the intermountain West. High-resolution remote sensing has the potential to assist in monitoring this development. We evaluated classification of mountain resort development in the Big Sky, Montana, watershed using Quickbird 2.4-m multispectral imagery with an object-oriented classification. Quickbird imagery, however, has limited spectral resolution; we therefore also evaluated the benefits of fusing Quickbird
more » ... magery with LiDAR bare ground and surface model data in an object-oriented approach. Classification accuracies with the fused data increased approximately 1% and were not statistically significantly different based on a 1735 point sample. The classified objects, however, demonstrated more spatial coherency, with more realistically defined shapes and edges.
doi:10.1117/1.3519370 fatcat:gjkuyrhkcvcnla74xrdby5b76y