Spatial Scale Management Experiments Using Optical Aerial Imagery and LIDAR Data Synergy Academic Article uri icon


  • Computational trends toward shared services suggest the need to automatically manage spatial scale for overlapping applications. In three experiments using high-spatial-resolution optical imagery and LIDAR data to extract impervious, forest, and herbaceous classes, this study optimized C5.0 rule sets according to: (1) spatial scale within an image tile; (2) spatial scale within spectral clusters; and (3) stability of predicted accuracies based on cross validation. Alteration of the image segmentation scale parameter affected accuracy as did synergy with LIDAR derivatives. Within the tile examined, forest and herbaceous areas benefited more from optical and LIDAR synergy than did impervious surfaces.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Tullis, J. A., Jensen, J. R., Raber, G. T., & Filippi, A. M.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Tullis, Jason A||Jensen, John R||Raber, George T||Filippi, Anthony M

publication date

  • January 2010