Building extraction of worldview3 imagery via support vector machine using scikit-learn module / Najihah Ismail

Ismail, Najihah (2021) Building extraction of worldview3 imagery via support vector machine using scikit-learn module / Najihah Ismail. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis.


Building is one of the major features that available on the land used on the earth especially in urban area. By using remote sensing method, it can reduce time to collect data for a large area. The data can be gain in high or low resolution. Low resolution image is cheaper and easy to access meanwhile high resolution can provide a better view and more accurate to differentiate the features available on image. Nowadays, researchers have investigated the use of different approach for building classification and extraction. However, there is need to monitor the effectiveness of the method used effectively. Consequently, this study is intending to apply Support Vector Machine (SVM) classification which using Scikit-learn module for building classification. Moreover, the capability of the programming based using python for building extraction can be assessed. Python is an open source of programming software that conducted programming-based technique using the Scikit-Learn module to do the extraction of building from Land used land cover (LULC) and the result was 86.233% for overall accuracy. A Commercial Remote Sensing Technology (ENVI) was used and measured to improve and verify the performance of the Python programming-based picture classification by applying the same SVM algorithm and the tests indicated 95.0732% for an overall accuracy.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Ismail, Najihah
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Remote Sensing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Land use
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Science and Geomatics
Keywords: Building Extraction ; Worldview3 Imagery ; Support Vector Machine ; Scikit-Learn Module
Date: 5 March 2021
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