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Potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for analyzing the urban environment

Roessner, Sigrid and Segl, Karl and Bochow, Mathias and Heiden, Uta and Heldens, Wieke and Kaufmann, Hermann (2011) Potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for analyzing the urban environment. In: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 49-61. ISBN 978 0 470 74958 6.

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Abstract

In contrast to widely used multispectral data, hyperspectral imagery resolves material-specific spectral reflection and absorption features making them especially suitable for detailed and comprehensive mapping of urban surface materials. However, this requires development of automated methods for efficient information extraction that take into account the special conditions in urban areas characterized by a big variety of materials and a large heterogeneity of small-sized urban structures. This chapter deals with the current state of methodological developments in urban hyperspectral remote sensing emphasizing the research of the authors towards the development of an automated system for comprehensive mapping of urban surface materials. This includes field- and image-based spectral investigations aiming at the automated derivation of robust quantitative spectral features. They serve as input information for the developed multi-step processing system allowing detailed mapping of urban surface materials. In this context, the iterative procedure is capable of analyzing urban structures at a sub-pixel level and provides area-wide information about the fractional coverage of surface materials for each pixel. Thus, the obtained results are characterized by a new level of thematic and spatial detail which significantly increases their suitability for subsequent modeling, evaluation and monitoring of the urban environment.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:Potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for analyzing the urban environment
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Roessner, SigridGFZ Potsdam
Segl, KarlGFZ Potsdam
Bochow, MathiasGFZ Potsdam
Heiden, UtaUta.heiden@dlr.de
Heldens, Wiekewieke.heldens@dlr.de
Kaufmann, HermannGFZ Potsdam
Date:2011
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 49-61
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Yang, Xiaojunxyang@fsu.edu
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN:978 0 470 74958 6
Status:Published
Keywords:hyperspectral, surface materials, spectral features, classification, spectral mixture analysis
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Prozesse der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Uta Heiden
Deposited On:15 Dec 2011 10:49
Last Modified:22 Apr 2013 09:24

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