This letter presents a novel spatial feature called object correlative index (OCI) to enhance the classification of very high resolution images. This novel method considers the property of an image object based on spectral similarity to construct a useful OCI to describe the spatial information objectively. Compared with the generic features widely used in image classification, the classification approach based on the OCI spatial feature results in higher classification accuracy than those approaches that only consider spectral features or pixelwise spatial features, such as the pixel shape index and mathematical morphology profiles. Experiments are conducted on QuickBird satellite image and aerial photo data, and results confirm that the proposed method is feasible and effective.
- Classification of very high resolution (VHR) image
- object correlative index (OCI)
- spatial feature
- spectral feature
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering