Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc. Student in the Dep. of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, K.N. Toosi University of Technology

2 Prof. of Dep. of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, K.N. Toosi University of Technology

3 Assistant Prof., Dep. of Geodesy and Surveying Engineering, University of Tafresh


Map of croplands is one of the information layers required in the efficient management of these lands. Having such maps makes it possible to monitor agricultural fields during the growing season continuously. In this study, a solution to produce map of Shahrekord’s agricultural lands in two agricultural and non-agricultural classes is presented using the time series of different extracted indices from Sentinel-2 images. Since the use of large data sources is one of the obstacles to the development of methods based on the time series of satellite images, the Google Earth engine processing platform has been used in this study. The proposed method is based on integrating supervised pixel-based classification results with segmentation results. First, training data of supervised classification is provided in a rigorous refining process without the need of collected data from field surveys or interpretation of high-resolution satellite images. Then, by calculating the separability of the two target classes in the time series of each index, the optimal indices are selected. Finally, by combining the results of segmentation and classification methods based on the votes obtained from the classification results, agricultural or non-agricultural class is assigned to each of the image segments. In addition to incorporating spatial information including edges and spatial proximity, this method has been able to improve the noise and porous results of pixel-based classification and has increased the overall accuracy of the final map from 90.7% to 96.05%. Also, user accuracy of both agricultural and non-agricultural classes show an improvement of 3.27 and 7.97%, respectively.


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