Image Classification

"When image pixels are the same colour, or nearly the same colour, an image "classification" computer program can recognize this and group such pixels together. Such a grouping is called a "class" and the process of doing the grouping is called "classification". The remote sensing researcher then has the challenge of identifying just what each "class" represents in the real environment (pine trees? pavement? shallow water? dry grass?)." (Natural Resources Canada/Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, 2015)


"Glossary of remote sensing terms". Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. Last modified November 25, 2015.
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