Spectral Angle Mapper
Calculates the angle in spectral space between pixels and a set of reference spectra (endmembers) for image classification based on spectral similarity.
RasterBrick or RasterStack. Remote sensing imagery (usually hyperspectral)
Matrix containing endmembers in rows and bands in columns
For each pixel the spectral angle mapper calculates the angle between the vector defined by the pixel values and each endmember vector. The result of this is one raster layer for each endmember containing the spectral angle. The smaller the spectral angle the more similar a pixel is to a given endmember class. In a second step one can the go ahead an enforce thresholds of maximum angles or simply classify each pixel to the most similar endmember.
RasterBrick or RasterLayer
angles = FALSE a single Layer will be returned in which each pixel is assigned to the closest endmember class (integer pixel values correspond to row order of
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library(raster) library(ggplot2) ## Load example data-set data(lsat) ## Sample endmember spectra ## First location is water, second is open agricultural vegetation pts <- data.frame(x = c(624720, 627480), y = c(-414690, -411090)) endmembers <- extract(lsat, pts) rownames(endmembers) <- c("water", "vegetation") ## Calculate spectral angles lsat_sam <- sam(lsat, endmembers, angles = TRUE) plot(lsat_sam) ## Classify based on minimum angle lsat_sam <- sam(lsat, endmembers, angles = FALSE) ggR(lsat_sam, forceCat = TRUE, geom_raster=TRUE) + scale_fill_manual(values = c("blue", "green"), labels = c("water", "vegetation"))