Unsupervised Fuzzy ARTMAP Classification of Hyperspectral Hyperion Data for Savanna and Agriculture Discrimination in the Brazilian Cerrado Academic Article uri icon


  • The Brazilian Cerrado is threatened by agricultural land use conversion. Accurate quantification of overall and subtype Cerrado distributions is essential for regional monitoring. In this research, unsupervised fuzzy ARTMAP was compared against conventional k-means classification of Cerrado and agriculture, based on Hyperion satellite data. We systematically tested a range of fuzzy ARTMAP parameters, determining the best parameter combinations. The effect of an additional surface liquid-water input vector was also tested. Similar results were obtained when only Hyperion apparent surface reflectance data were used; fuzzy ARTMAP, however, was generally markedly more accurate than k-means when the additional surface liquid-water input was included. Copyright 2009 by Bellwether Publishing, Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Filippi, A. M., Brannstrom, C., Dobreva, I., Cairns, D. M., & Kim, D.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Filippi, Anthony M||Brannstrom, Christian||Dobreva, Iyana||Cairns, David M||Kim, Daehyun

publication date

  • January 2009