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Family name CANTERS
Name Frank
Nationality Belgium
Name Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department Cartography and GIS Research Group, Department of Geography
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Institution description Research activities of the Cartography and GIS research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel focus on land-use/land-cover mapping from remotely sensed data, both in urban and non-urban areas. Special attention in this research goes to the use of knowledge-based methods and machine learning approaches for image interpretation, relying on spectral, textural as well as contextual information. The lab’s interest in image classification uncertainty and soft classification approaches also led to the study of alternative methods for characterizing land cover at the sub-pixel scale. Over the last ten years, the lab has been involved in several research projects dealing with sub-pixel classification, from mapping of the distribution of different life forms at the continental scale, to monitoring of urban dynamics at the regional and local scale. More recently the lab built up expertise in hyperspectral remote sensing through its participation in several research projects focusing on quite diverse applications, from characterizing ecotopes in ecologically valuable areas to detailed mapping of urban surface types. At present the group is also investigating the use of superresolution methods for improving information extraction from satellite data through multi-angle image acquisition. Developing methods to extract information from remotely sensed data that is useful for local and regional decision making is an important concern in most of the work done by the lab.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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