About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to address challenges in land cover classification and machine learning techniques for urban areas using remote sensing data, proposing advancements to improve accuracy, explainability, and efficiency in analysis.
To achieve this, advanced methodologies and algorithms are needed to effectively classify and analyze complex and dynamic land cover patterns in urban environments. Machine learning techniques automate the analysis of large volumes of remote sensing data. Recent advances involve integrating multiple data sources like multispectral imagery, LiDAR data, and auxiliary datasets to enhance classification accuracy. Object-based classification and deep learning techniques capture detailed and contextual information from remote sensing data. The goal also encompasses overcoming challenges posed by remote sensing big data, utilizing scalable algorithms and parallel processing techniques. These advancements ensure efficient processing and analysis of large datasets, addressing computational and analytical obstacles associated with remote sensing big data. By achieving these objectives, this Research Topic is expected to provide accurate and timely information on land cover dynamics in urban areas, facilitating improved urban planning, environmental monitoring, and sustainable development.
The scope of this Research Topic encompasses advancements in land cover classification and machine learning techniques for urban areas using remote sensing big data. We welcome contributions that focus on the following themes:
• Development and evaluation of novel and explainable machine learning algorithms for land cover classification in urban areas.
• Integration of multiple data sources, such as multispectral imagery, LiDAR data, ASR data and auxiliary datasets, to improve classification accuracy.
• Exploration of object-based classification and deep learning techniques for capturing detailed and contextual information from remote sensing data.
• Application of advanced feature extraction and selection methods to enhance land cover classification performance.
• Investigation of change detection algorithms for monitoring land cover dynamics in urban environments.
• Assessment and validation techniques for evaluating the accuracy and reliability of land cover classification results.
Manuscripts should present innovative approaches and substantial results, and provide insights into the application of these techniques in urban planning, environmental monitoring, and sustainable development.
Keywords: Land cover classification, Machine learning, Remote sensing big data, Satellite Image processing, Feature extraction, Change detection, Classification algorithms, Deep learning, High-resolution imagery, LiDAR data, SAR data, Spectral analysis, Urban planning and management
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