LAND USE AND LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION OF SENTINEL 2-A: ST PETERSBURG CASE STUDY
Keywords: LULC, Land Use Land Cover, SVM, Sentinel 2A Analysis
Abstract. Land use and land cover (LULC) maps in many areas have been used by companies, government offices, municipalities, and ministries. Accurate classification for LULC using remotely sensed data requires State of Art classification methods. The SNAP free software and ArcGIS Desktop were used for analysis and report. In this study, the optical Sentinel-2 images were used. In order to analyze the data, an object-oriented method was applied: Supported Vector Machines (SVM). An accuracy assessment is also applied to the classified results based on the ground truth points or known reference pixels. The overall classification accuracy of 83,64% with the kappa value of 0.802 was achieved using SVM. The study indicated that of SVM algorithms, the proposed framework on Sentinel-2 imagery results is satisfactory for LULC maps.