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Using ArcGIS to analyse images

Question asked by rojwang on Apr 9, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2015 by cdspatial

Hi,

Am doing my thesis and my topic concerns using digitalglobe images to identify roofs and compute their areas. I want to use this information to try and estimate the amount of rainfall that can be harvested from rooftops in Mombasa City, Kenya. I am trying to digitize the roofs manually in arcmap but the process is tidious and time consuming. I also tried the image classification tool but the results were not that impressive. How best can I extract roof areas from the raster data (images). I am working with three roof materials: Concrete, tiles and iron/steel. Any idea?

 

Robert

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