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Remote Sensing and GIS Accuracy Assessment

1st Edition

Edited by Ross S. Lunetta, John G. Lyon

CRC Press

326 pages | 9 Color Illus. | 103 B/W Illus.

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The development of robust accuracy assessment methods for the validation of spatial data represents a difficult challenge for the geospatial science community. Obstacles to robust assessments include continuous data characteristics and positional errors, demanding ongoing development by GIS and remote sensing experts.

Based upon a special symposium sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Remote Sensing and GIS Accuracy Assessment evaluates the important scientific elements related to the performance of accuracy assessments for remotely sensed data, GIS data analysis, and integration products. Scientists from federal, state, and local governments, academia, and nongovernmental organizations present twenty technical chapters that examine sampling issues, reference data collection, edge and boundary effects, error matrix and fuzzy assessments, error budget analysis, and change detection accuracy assessment.

The book includes the keynote presentation by Russell G. Congalton that provides a historical accuracy assessment overview, articulatescurrent technical shortcomings, and identified numerous issues that were debated throughout the symposium. All chapters underwent a peer review and were determined to be valuable to the remote sensing and GIS community. The editors arranged the chapters as a series of complementary scientific topics to provide you with a detailed treatise on spatial data accuracy assessment issues.

Table of Contents

Putting the Map Back in Map Accuracy Assessment

Russell G. Congalton

Sampling Design for Accuracy Assessment of Large-Area, Land-Cover Maps: Challenges and Future Directions

Stephen V. Stehman

Validation of Global Land-Cover Products by the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites

Jeffrey T. Morisette, Jeffrey L. Privette, Alan Strahler, Philippe Mayaux, and Christopher O. Justice

In Situ Estimates of Forest LAI for MODIS Data Validation

John S. Iiames, Jr., Andrew N. Pilant, and Timothy E. Lewis

Light Attenuation Profiling as an Indicator of Structural Changes in Coastal Marshes

Elijah Ramsey III, Gene Nelson, Frank Baarnes, and Ruth Spell

Participatory Reference Data Collection Methods for Accuracy Assessment of Land-Cover Change Maps

John Sydenstricker-Neto, Andrea Wright Parmenter, and Stephen D. DeGloria

Thematic Accuracy Assessment of Regional Scale Land-Cover Data

Siamak Khorram, Joseph F. Knight, and Halil I. Cakir

An Independent Reliability Assessment for the Australian Agricultural Land-Cover Change Project 1990/91-1995

Michele Barson, Vivienne Bordas, Kim Lowell, and Kim Malafant

Assessing the Accuracy of Satellite-Derived Land-Cover Classification Using Historical Aerial Photography, Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles, and Airborne Video Data

Susan M. Skirvin, William G. Kepner, Stuart E. Marsh, Samuel E. Drake, John K. Maingi,

Curtis M. Edmonds, Christopher J. Watts, and David R. Williams

Using Classification Consistency in Interscene Overlap Areas to Model Spatial Variations in Land-Cover Accuracy over Large Geographic Regions

Bert Guindon and Curtis M. Edmonds

Geostatistical Mapping of Thematic Classification Uncertainty

Phaedon C. Kyriakidis, Xiaohang Liu, and Michael F. Goodchild

An Error Matrix Approach to Fuzzy Accuracy Assessment: The NIMA Geocover Project

Kass Green and Russell G. Congalton

Mapping Spatial Accuracy and Estimating Landscape Indicators from Thematic Land-Cover Maps Using Fuzzy Set Theory

Liem T. Tran, S. Taylor Jarnagin, C. Gregory Knight, and Latha Baskaran

Fuzzy Set and Spatial Analysis Techniques for Evaluating Thematic Accuracy of a Land-Cover Map

Sarah R. Falzarano and Kathryn A. Thomas

The Effects of Classification Accuracy on Landscape Indices

Guofan Shao and Wenchun Wu

Assessing Uncertainty in Spatial Landscape Metrics Derived from Remote Sensing Data

Daniel G. Brown, Elisabeth A. Addink, Jiunn-Der Duh, and Mark A. Bowersox

Components of Agreement Between Categorical Maps at Multiple Resolutions

R. Gil Pontius, Jr. and Beth Suedmeyer

Accuracy Assessments of Airborne Hyperspectral Data for Mapping Opportunistic Plant Species in Freshwater Coastal Wetlands

Ricardo D. Lopez, Curtis M. Edmonds, Anne C. Neale, Terrence Slonecker, K. Bruce Jones, Daniel T. Heggem, John G. Lyon, Eugene Jaworski, Donald Garofalo, and David Williams

A Technique for Assessing the Accuracy of Subpixel Impervious Surface Estimates Derived from Landsat TM Imagery

S. Taylor Jarnagin, David B. Jennings, and Donald W. Ebert

Area and Positional Accuracy of DMSP Nighttime Lights Data

Christopher D. Elvidge, Jeffrey Safran, Ingrid L. Nelson, Benjamin T. Tuttle, Vinita Ruth Hobson, Kimberly E. Baugh, John B. Dietz, and Edward H. Erwin

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems