Assessment of Nigeriasat-1 satellite data for urban land use / land cover analysis using Object Based Image Analysis in Abuja, Nigeria

Matthew Blackett, Christopher Chima, Nigel Trodd

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Abstract

This study assesses the usefulness of Nigeriasat-1 satellite data for urban land cover analysis by comparing it with Landsat and SPOT data. The data-sets for Abuja were classified with pixel- and object-based methods. While the pixel-based method was classified with the spectral properties of the images, the object-based approach included an extra layer of land use cadastre data. The classification accuracy results for OBIA show that Landsat 7 ETM, Nigeriasat-1 SLIM and SPOT 5 HRG had overall accuracies of 92, 89 and 96%, respectively, while the classification accuracy for pixel-based classification were 88% for Landsat 7 ETM, 63% for Nigeriasat-1 SLIM and 89% for SPOT 5 HRG. The results indicate that given the right classification tools, the analysis of Nigeriasat-1 data can be compared with Landsat and SPOT data which are widely used for urban land use and land cover analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(in press)
Number of pages20
JournalJournal Geocarto International
Volume(in press)
Early online date3 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Nigeriasat-1
  • Object Based Image Analysis
  • Land use/Land cover
  • Abuja

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