Accession Number:

ADA285486

Title:

Using Neural Networks to Correlate Satellite Imagery and Ground-Truth Data

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Current approaches to evaluating the condition of natural resources on Army training and testing lands are statistically based and attempt to generate rational mathematical formulae that characterize the relationship between satellite imagery and ground-truth data. Even in the hands of a well trained image processing expert, the application of standard image processing tools can yield varying results. Army land managers need an alternate approach for correlating satellite imagery to ground-truth measurements. This approach can be found in the application of neural networks. This report presents the research results of using neural networks as a computational tool to correlate ground-truth data with satellite imagery tor Hohenfels, Germany, and to turn the imagery into maps of the installation. Satellite imagery, Neural networks, Land Condition Trend Analysis LCTA, Geographic Resource Analysis Support System GRASS

Subject Categories:

  • Geography
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE