Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

book Glossary

interpretation:  Identifying and grouping classes of features in an image.  TNTmips provides three kinds of interpretation processes: Interactive (Feature Mapping), Automatic (simple clustering, K-means, fuzzy C-means, and minimum distribution angle), and Semiautomatic (maximum-likelihood ratioing, stepwise linear discriminant analysis, and Suits-Wagner classification).  In a fully interpreted image, every pixel is assigned to a class.  In many cases, partial interpretation is adequate, such as just showing cultivated land, or just showing wetlands.