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Title: Support vector machine to map oil palm in a heterogeneous environment
Authors: Nooni, I.K.
Duker, A.A.
Duren, I. Van
Addae-Wireko, L.
Osei Jnr., E. M.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: International Journal of Remote Sensing
Citation: I.K. Nooni, A.A. Duker, I. Van Duren, L. Addae-Wireko & E.M. Osei Jnr (2014) Support vector machine to map oil palm in a heterogeneous environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35:13, 4778-4794, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.930201
Abstract: Support vector machines (SVMs) have been frequently shown to result in more accurate classification than other image classification methods. However, few studies have successfully quantified their performance for mapping oil palm plantations. Various sustainability criteria developed by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have a spatial component but they provide little guidance on mapping oil-palm-related cover changes. SVM and maximum likelihood classifier (MLC) classification approaches in classifying oil palm plantations with Landsat ETM+ were compared. The best combination of three bands from the satellite image was selected based on Bhattacharyya distance. SVM and MLC performance was evaluated using overall accuracy assessment and kappa statistics. Bands 4, 5, and 3 provided the best spectral separability indices based on Bhattacharyya distance. SVM classification resulted in an overall accuracy of 78.3% (kappa statistic 0.73) compared with MLC, with an overall accuracy of 71.9% (kappa statistic 0.65). The performance of the SVM method is mainly affected by the accurate setting of parameters involved in the algorithm. The radial basis function parameter setting in SVM was an important variable in the classification process, and SVM improved the classification of oil palm mapping. Although the classification accuracy is still insufficient for largescale implementation of the technique, further refinements may provide a way forward towards producing baseline information useful for RSPO certification.
Description: An article published by I.K. Nooni, A.A. Duker, I. Van Duren, L. Addae-Wireko & E.M. Osei Jnr (2014) Support vector machine to map oil palm in a heterogeneous environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35:13, 4778-4794, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.930201
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10592
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