The soft-then-hard subpixel mapping (STHSPM) algorithm is a type of subpixel mapping (SPM) algorithm consisting of soft class value (between 0 and 1) estimation and hard class allocation for each subpixel. This letter presents a new class allocation method for STHSPM algorithm. As an extension of our previous work in which subpixels for classes are decided in units of classes (UOC), the new approach, named adaptive UOC (AUOC), improves UOC with adaptive visiting order of classes. In AUOC, the visiting order of classes within each coarse pixel is determined based on the local structure rather than the global structure in UOC. Experiments on three remote sensing images show that AUOC is able to improve UOC in terms of SPM accuracy, particularly for SPM with small zoom factors.
- Class allocation
- remote sensing
- subpixel mapping (SPM)
- superresolution mapping
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering