• Braun, Alexander


Each remote sensing technique has its unique set of strength and weknesses, but by combining techniques the classification accuracy can be increased. The goal of this project is to underline the strengths and weaknesses of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), LiDAR and optical imagery data and highlight the opportunities where integration of the three data types can increase the accuracy of identifying water in a principally natural landscape. Analysis was specifically targeted towards areas where the methods disagree, highlighting how each technique should be properly weighted over these areas to increase the classification accuracy of water. The conclusions and techniques developed in this study are applicable to other areas where similar environmental conditions and data availability exist.