This paper analyzes two pixel-based classification approaches to support the analysis of land cover transformations based on multitemporal LANDSAT sensor data covering a time space of about 24 years. The research activity presented in this paper was carried out using Lama San Giorgio (Bari, Italy) catchment area as a study case, being this area prone to flooding as proved by its geological and hydrological characteristics and by the significant number of floods occurred in the past. Land cover classes were defined in accordance with on the CN method with the aim of characterizing land use based on attitude to generate runoff. Two different classifiers, i.e. Maximum Likelihood Classifier (MLC) and Java Neural Network Simulator (JavaNNS) models, were compared. The Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) approach was found to be the most reliable and efficient when lacking ground reference data and a priori knowledge on input data distribution.
|Autori interni:||TARANTINO, Eufemia|
|Titolo:||Comparing the MLC and JavaNNS approaches in classifying multitemporal LANDSAT satellite imagery over an ephemeral river area|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4018/IJAEIS.2015100105|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|