Classification of Multisensor Images with Different Spatial Resolution

  • Aivars Lorencs Institute of Electronics and Computer Science
  • Ints Mednieks
  • Juris Sinica-Sinavskis


The paper is focused on the analysis of classification possibilities of multisensor data with different spatial resolutions using combined classifiers based on Bayes approach with equal prior probabilities and on minimum of the Mahalanobis distance. The task set up for the 2014 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest was chosen as an application example. High resolution RGB image and lower resolution thermal infrared image from the same urban area were processed to perform classification of each higher resolution pixel. Development of a fast and straightforward procedure was targeted and combined classifiers are proposed for that, exploiting spectral features from each data set separately. It is shown that data fusion can be achieved using the proposed classifiers and improvement of classification quality can be obtained with respect to the cases where only one of the data sets is used. The best classification results were obtained using the combined Bayes- type classifier that provided overall classification accuracy of about 95 % when the ground truth pixels from the high resolution RGB image were used both for design and testing.