Land Cover Mapping
The IDRISI software includes a comprehensive suite of image processing tools, making it an excellent choice for land cover mapping applications with remotely-sensed data.
Image processing tools provide for image restoration, enhancement, classification and transformation. IDRISI has the most extensive set of classification tools on the market, including both supervised and unsupervised multi-spectral and hyperspectral classifiers, with special techniques for soft classification analysis. A host of machine learning tools are also provided, including artificial neural network classifiers and classification tree analysis.
A special routine for segmentation classification, which uses segments as landscape objects instead of pixels, provides an alternative to pixel-based classification approaches.
Application areas include:
"For work with raster data there really is no choice - IDRISI beats them all"
- Frederick Colbourne