International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 8 (2018) No. 3, pages: 720-726, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.8.3.2415

Oil-Palm Plantation Identification from Satellite Images Using Google Earth Engine

Supattra Puttinaovarat, Paramate Horkaew


Oil-palm plantation is a crucial determinant for land-use planning and agricultural studies. Remote sensing techniques have elevated limitations of the on-site survey as computerized imaging is much efficient and economical. This paper presents a ubiquitous application of Gabor analysis for extracting oil-palm plantation from satellite images. The proposed system was built on the cloud-based Google Earth Engine. Herein, THEOS images were convoluted with Gabor kernels, and both K-Means and SVM then learned their responses for comparison. Experimental results showed that SVM could better identify the plantation areas with precision, recall, and accuracy of 92.98%, 88.96%, and 94.24% respectively.


oil-palm plantation; texture analysis; Gabor wavelet; Google Earth Engine (GEE)

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