Image Processing Reference
Processing Techniques for Hyperspectral Data
The basic knowledge about the differences between multi- and hyperspectral data
is provided and the potential of hyperspectral image analysis is highlighted.
Relevant pre-processing steps and different ways to analyze hyperspectral data are
presented. The chapter closes with a short outlook on expected developments with
relevance for urban applications.
Upon completion of this chapter, the student should gain an
The principal differences between multi- and hyperspectral data
The need for a dedicated pre-processing of hyperspectral data
Analysis techniques with relevance for urban applications
Introduction: Hyperspectral Data and Urban Remote
Hyperspectral data, often also referred to as spectral high resolution data , imaging
spectrometry data , or imaging spectroscopy data , have been successfully applied in
different fields of terrestrial remote sensing since about 20 years (Goetz et al. 1985 ).
However, only recently their value for urban applications has been put forward
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