The logic of multispectral classification and mapping of land

Remote Sensing of Environment



The use of multispectral reflectance data as surrogates for land attributes must be done within strict rules of logic and with a recognition of judgmental factors such as the use of a priori or a posteriori classification schemes. The naming and describing of spectral classes as surrogates of information classes is a critical element in the logic of mapping and must be complete and logically consistent. Maps of information classes derived from multispectral data should be portrayed without class boundaries so as to indicate the degree of homogeneity or heterogeneity of classes on maps in which these characteristics are of major importance. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The logic of multispectral classification and mapping of land
Series title Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI 10.1016/0034-4257(81)90022-5
Volume 11
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Remote Sensing of Environment
First page 231
Last page 244
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