Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data
Principles and Practices, Second Edition
Why Assess the Accuracy of a Map?
Types of Map Accuracy Assessment
Critical Steps in Accuracy Assessment
Organization of the Book
The History of Map Accuracy Assessment
How Maps Are Made
History of Accuracy Assessment
What Is Positional Accuracy?
What Are the Common Standards for Positional Accuracy?
Positional Accuracy Assessment Design and Sample Selection
How Is Positional Accuracy Analyzed?
Appendix 3.1: Determining the Required Sample Size
Sample Design Considerations
What Are the Thematic Map Classes to Be Assessed?
What Is the Appropriate Sample Unit?
How Many Samples Should Be Taken?
How Should the Samples Be Chosen?
Reference Data Collection
What Should Be the Source of the Reference Data?
How Should the Reference Data Be Collected?
When Should the Reference Data Be Collected?
Ensuring Objectivity and Consistency
Basic Analysis Techniques
Compensation for Chance Agreement
Analysis of Differences in the Error Matrix
Errors in the Reference Data
Sensitivity of the Classification Scheme to Observer Variability
Inappropriateness of the Remote Sensing Data Employed to Make the Map
Appendix 8.1: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: Land Cover Mapping Classification Key
Fuzzy Accuracy Assessment
Expanding the Major Diagonal of the Error Matrix
Measuring Map Class Variability
The Fuzzy Error Matrix Approach
Accuracy Assessment for the NOAA Next-Generation C-CAP Pilot Project
Overview of the Case Study
Design of the Accuracy Assessment
Appendix 10.1: Decision Rules for the Classification Scheme
Appendix 11.1: Class Descriptions of the 2005 NLCD Land Cover
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Title: Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data
Author: Russell G. Congalton; Kass Green
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