Object-based classification as an alternative approach to the traditional pixel-based classification to identify potential habitat of the grasshopper sparrow.

@article{Jobin2008ObjectbasedCA,
  title={Object-based classification as an alternative approach to the traditional pixel-based classification to identify potential habitat of the grasshopper sparrow.},
  author={Beno{\^i}t Jobin and Sandra Labrecque and Marcelle Grenier and Gilles Falardeau},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={20-31}
}
The traditional method of identifying wildlife habitat distribution over large regions consists of pixel-based classification of satellite images into a suite of habitat classes used to select suitable habitat patches. Object-based classification is a new method that can achieve the same objective based on the segmentation of spectral bands of the image creating homogeneous polygons with regard to spatial or spectral characteristics. The segmentation algorithm does not solely rely on the single… CONTINUE READING