|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4464601||1313836||2016||10 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
• We disaggregate ULC of Greece into five classes and quantify each class’s portion.
• We integrate multi-source datasets with Landsat indices using the RF algorithm.
• Roads, imperviousness, population, LC, EBBI and NDBI indices are used as predictors.
• ULC occupies 1,78% of Greece. 50.7% of ULC is discontinuous dense urban fabric.
Urban land cover mapping has lately attracted a vast amount of attention as it closely relates to a broad scope of scientific and management applications. Late methodological and technological advancements facilitate the development of datasets with improved accuracy. However, thematic resolution of urban land cover has received much less attention so far, a fact that hampers the produced datasets utility. This paper seeks to provide insights towards the improvement of thematic resolution of urban land cover classification. We integrate existing, readily available and with acceptable accuracies datasets from multiple sources, with remote sensing techniques. The study site is Greece and the urban land cover is classified nationwide into five classes, using the RandomForests algorithm. Results allowed us to quantify, for the first time with a good accuracy, the proportion that is occupied by each different urban land cover class. The total area covered by urban land cover is 2280 km2 (1.76% of total terrestrial area), the dominant class is discontinuous dense urban fabric (50.71% of urban land cover) and the least occurring class is discontinuous very low density urban fabric (2.06% of urban land cover).
Journal: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation - Volume 51, September 2016, Pages 1–10