Examining the object-based and pixel-based image analyses for developing stand volume estimator model

Dwi Putra Apriyanto, I Nengah Surati Jaya, Nining Puspaningsih


In the last two decades there has been significant leap on the spatial resolution of the satellite digital images which may be very useful for estimating stand parameter required for forest as well as environment management. This paper describes development of stand volume estimator models using SPOT 6 panchromatic and multispectral images with an object-based digital image analysis (OBIA) and conventional pixel-based approaches. The data used include panchromatic band with1.5m spatial resolution, and multispectral band with6m spatial resolution. The proposed OBIA technique with mean-shift algorithm was functioned to derive a canopy cover variable from the fusion of the panchromatic and multispectral, while the pixel-based vegetation index was used to develop model with an original pixel-size of 6 m.  The estimator models were established based on 65 sample plots both measured in the field and images.  The study found that the OBIA provides more accurate identification with Kappa Accuracy (KA) of 71% and Overall Accuracy (OA) of 86%. The study concluded that the best stand volume estimation model is the model that developed from the canopy cover (C) derived from OBIA i.e., v = 13.47e0.032C with mean deviation of only 0.92%, better than the model derived from conventional pixel-based approach, i.e., v = 0.0000067e16.48TNDVI with a mean deviation of 5.37%.


Object-based image analysis; Pixel-based image analysis; Index vegetation;Mean-shift algorithm;Estimator model

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v15.i3.pp1586-1596


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