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Land cover Classification and Crop Estimation using Remote Sensing Techniques

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Najam Aziz, Nasru Minallah, Ahmad Junaid

Najam Aziz, Nasru Minallah and Ahmad Junaid. Land cover Classification and Crop Estimation using Remote Sensing Techniques. International Journal of Computer Applications 155(2):1-6, December 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Najam Aziz and Nasru Minallah and Ahmad Junaid},
	title = {Land cover Classification and Crop Estimation using Remote Sensing Techniques},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {December 2016},
	volume = {155},
	number = {2},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-6},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016912259},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Due to the rapid growth of population the food need also increases which is the center of focus for various researchers and governments. For this purpose crop information system has been made, the aim of crop information system is to monitor the crop health and estimate the needs for the next four to five years. Geo graphic information system plays an important role in crop estimation and identification. GIS uses remote sensing technique to identify various crops and their yield. In this paper novel approaches are used for the identification and estimation of tobacco. SPOT 5 imagery having resolution of 2.5m is used for the estimation and identification of tobacco. For post processing, statistics like kappa coefficients and Receiver operating curves are utilized. This study mainly focuses on the Mardan region in KPK Pakistan. Classification is done for four categories, these categories are then classified using state of the art machine learning classifiers and the accuracy of these various classifiers has been compared.


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Remote sensing, Receiver operating curves, kappa coefficient, SVM, Maximum likelihood, Minimum distance, Mahalanobis distance.