In: Geografický časopis, vol. 51, no. 2
Dick Van Der Zee
Assessing the accuracy of airphoto interpretation: the example of farms, houses and rural roads
Year, pages: 1999, 115 - 134
Keywords: airphoto interpretation, accuracy of interpretation, reliability of identification
The assessment of the accuracy of airphoto interpretation is not a simple matter. This is illustrated by a number of case studies dealing with the interpretation of farms, houses and rural roads. Right or wrong can be a relative question. In addition it can be viewed from two different points: number of interpreted objects found to be correct in reality or number of objects in reality that have been correctly interpreted. A number of different aspects is related to accuracy, of which reliability of the identification appears to be the most essential one. The influence of the skill and experience of the interpreter and the scale of the airphotos used on the accuracy of the interpretation can be great. If not point objects but line or area objects are concerned, the expression of accuracy in number of objects correctly interpreted may not be satisfactory. The percentage of correctly interpreted area or length may be more relevant. It is also important to analyse and quantify the type of misinterpretations.
How to cite:
Van Der Zee, D. 1999. Assessing the accuracy of airphoto interpretation: the example of farms, houses and rural roads. In Geografický časopis, vol. 51, no.2, pp. 115-134. ISSN 0016-7193.
Van Der Zee, D. (1999). Assessing the accuracy of airphoto interpretation: the example of farms, houses and rural roads. Geografický časopis, 51(2), 115-134. ISSN 0016-7193.