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Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis

Ghent, Belgium
29 June - 2 July


E.A. Addink and F.M.B. Van Coillie


Ghent University
Utrecht University

Co-Organising partner

ISPRS WG IV “Landscape Modeling and Visualization”



This is a compilation © 2010 by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Reproduction of this volume or any parts thereof (excluding short quotations for the use in the preparation of reviews and technical and scientific papers) may be made only after obtaining the specific approval of the publisher. The papers appearing in this volume reflect the authors' opinions. Their inclusion in this publication does not necessarily constitute endorsement by the editors or by the publisher. Authors retain all rights to individual papers.

This compilation © 2010 is available in electronic form only and should be referenced as:

Addink, E.A. and F.M.B. Van Coillie (Eds). 2010. GEOBIA 2010-Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis. Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 29 June – 2 July. ISPRS Vol.No. XXXVIII-4/C7, Archives ISSN No 1682-1777

Proceedings prepared by
ITC, Utrecht University and Ghent University

Published by
ISPRS Working Groups
ISPRS WG IV “Landscape Modeling and Visualization”




Dear Colleagues,

We gladly present the proceedings of the international conference GEOBIA 2010. These proceedings contain only full conference papers. The abstracts of all presentations can be found in the abstract book.
GEOBIA 2010 will be held in Ghent, Belgium, from June 29 to July 2. At the time of writing, May 2010, we are looking forward to a conference with 80 oral and 52 poster presentations, 4 keynote addresses, 4 computer workshops, and 170 participants from 31 countries. The conference is organized by Ghent University (Belgium), Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and University of Twente Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC) (The Netherlands), and co-organized with ISPRS. A GEOBIA special issue of International Journal of Earth Observation and GeoInformation will be published in 2011.

GEOBIA 2010 builds on the successes of OBIA 2006 in Salzburg, Austria and GEOBIA 2008 in Calgary, Canada. Over the past decade GEOBIA has developed from a new approach in geosciences to a well established sub-discipline. When comparing the proceedings of GEOBIA 2008 and GEOBIA 2010, this development is reflected in a shift from paper topics on comparison of pixel- and object-based approaches towards papers dealing exclusively with object-based studies.





Organizing committee

Frieke Van Coillie and Elisabeth Addink (co-chairs)
Ghent University, Belgium and Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Steven de Jong (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Robert De Wulf (Ghent University, Belgium)
Freek van der Meer (ITC, The Netherlands)

Scientific committee (in alphabetical order)

Dr Elisabeth Addink (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Dr Paul Aplin (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Prof Dr Thomas Blaschke (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Prof Dr Pierre Defourny (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Prof Dr Steven de Jong (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Prof Dr Robert De Wulf (Ghent University, Belgium)
Prof Dr Giles Foody (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Dr Geoffrey Hay (University of Calgary, Canada)
Dr Kasper Johansen (University of Queensland, Australia)
Dr Florent Lafarge (INRIA, France)
Dr Stefan Lang (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Vesa Leppänen (University of Joensuu, Finland)
Dr Marguerite Madden (University of Georgia, United States of America)
Prof Dr Martien Molenaar (ITC, The Netherlands)
Dr Susanne Quartel (MOVARES, The Netherlands)
Dr Julien Radoux (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Dr Geoff Smith (Specto-natura, United Kingdom)
Nancy Van Camp (Flemish Geographic Information Agency, Belgium)
Dr Frieke Van Coillie (Ghent University, Belgium)
Prof Dr Freek van der Meer (ITC, The Netherlands)
Tim Van de Voorde (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Dr Harald van der Werff (ITC, The Netherlands)
Lieven Verbeke (GEO Solutions, Belgium)
Dr Mike Wulder (Canadian Forest Service, Canada)
Prof Dr Josiane Zerubia (INRIA, France)
Prof Dr Zhang Jixian (Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, People's Republic of China)

Executive committee

Flore Devriendt
Soetkin Gardin
Rudi Hoeben
Isabel Joos
Margot Stoete
Inge Verbiese
Jeroen Vereecke
Imke Verheij
Tine Verheij-van der Linden



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