Volume I-2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-2, 19-24, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-2-19-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-2, 19-24, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-2-19-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  11 Jul 2012

11 Jul 2012

PATTERN CLASSIFICATION APPROACHES TO MATCHING BUILDING POLYGONS AT MULTIPLE SCALES

X. Zhang1,2, X. Zhao1,2, M. Molenaar2, J. Stoter3, M.-J. Kraak2, and T. Ai1 X. Zhang et al.
  • 1School of Resource and Environmental Science, Wuhan University, China
  • 2ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 3Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Keywords: Data Matching, Multi-Scale Modeling, Map Generalization, Pattern Classification, Building Feature

Abstract. Matching of building polygons with different levels of detail is crucial in the maintenance and quality assessment of multi-representation databases. Two general problems need to be addressed in the matching process: (1) Which criteria are suitable? (2) How to effectively combine different criteria to make decisions? This paper mainly focuses on the second issue and views data matching as a supervised pattern classification. Several classifiers (i.e. decision trees, Naive Bayes and support vector machines) are evaluated for the matching task. Four criteria (i.e. position, size, shape and orientation) are used to extract information for these classifiers. Evidence shows that these classifiers outperformed the weighted average approach.