Aerial Photos from MassGIS

Clip the Individual aerial photos by town Boundary using “clip data management” in ArcGIS

Create a Mosaic in Erdas using the clipped images

Create a fishnet in ArcGIS using the mosaic as Extent

Feature to Poly

Add a Text field and populate it with Feature Id

Town Boundary

IDENTITY

Town Boundary Thematic

Town Impervious

Spatial adjustment or not

Decide whether to use town impervious and/or MassGIS impervious

Impervious thematic

Pre-processing

MassGIS Impervious

Check for missing/ extraneous impervious

Water

Manually edit water thematc

Water Thematic Split the Fishnet polygons on the basis of the text field created previously

Wetlands

Clip wetlands by water

Manually edit wetlands thematic

Wetlands Thematic

Split

Town Boundary Split

Water Split

Impervious split

Wetland Split

Aerial photo Mosaic split

Definiens

Make a Definiens Project

Add image layers and thematic shapefiles

Run Segmentation at scale 40 for 0.5 m images

Load or build classification hierarchy

Export definiens Landcover classes as raster

Manual Edits

Dissolve image objects by class

Classification Manual Edits

Sampling

Post-Processing

Post processing model in ArcGIS for individual Grids

MERGE the grids to make a single land-cover shapefile

Eliminate border slivers

Edgematching

Find the largest unclassified polygons

Resample

Validation

Validation Model

Export to a File Geodatabase

Manually assign classes to selected polygons

Soft classified residential lawns

Determine proportions of strata by validation calculations

Suitable

Check for appropriate accuracy

Unsuitable

Analysis

% of each Landcover class for parcels, census blocks

Analysis Model

Suitable

NDVI Model

Average NDVI of Lawns for Parcels, census blocks

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