Ken Stumpf and John Koltun of Geographic Resource Solutions presented an image classification workshop titled Image Classification Considerations for the Development of Accurate, Detailed, and Quantitative Land Cover Map Data on Monday March 19th, 2012 from 7:45 am - 5:15 pm at the ASPRS 2012 Annual Conference in Sacramento, CA.
This workshop was designed as a workflow that takes participants through the different stages of an image classification land cover mapping (data development) project while identifying problems, issues, and concerns and comparing and contrasting traditional and alternative techniques. The workshop was built around the four major parts of GRS's Discrete Classification Methodology used for our Image Classification Projects - Data Acquisition and Preparation, Image Classification, Pixel to Polygon Conversion, and Accuracy Assessment. Workshop examples were based on actual project results from efforts in northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska.
Participants learned how to use remote sensing techniques to control the mapping process from the start to the end to develop data sets and maps that include quantitative estimates of land cover characteristics rather than just categorical values and names.
For more information regarding this workshop contact Ken Stumpf at GRS.