Remote Sensing Applications and Decision Support

Lithological mapping using Landsat 8 OLI and Terra ASTER multispectral data in the Bas Drâa inlier, Moroccan Anti Atlas

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Zakaria Adiri, Abderrazak El Harti, Amine Jellouli, El Mostafa Bachaoui

Team of Remote Sensing and GIS Applied to Geosciences and Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, P.O. Box 523 Beni Mellal, Morocco

Lhou Maacha

MANAGEM Group, Twin Center, Tower A, Zerktouni Boulevard and Abdelkarim Khattabi, P.O. Box 5199, Casablanca, Morocco

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(1), 016005 (Jan 20, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.10.016005
History: Received October 28, 2015; Accepted December 10, 2015
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Abstract.  Lithological mapping is a fundamental step in various mineral prospecting studies because it forms the basis of the interpretation and validation of retrieved results. Therefore, this study exploited the multispectral Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) data in order to map lithological units in the Bas Drâa inlier, at the Moroccan Anti Atlas. This task was completed by using principal component analysis (PCA), band ratios (BR), and support vector machine (SVM) classification. Overall accuracy and the kappa coefficient of SVM based on ground truth in addition to the results of PCA and BR show an excellent correlation with the existing geological map of the study area. Consequently, the methodology proposed demonstrates a high potential of ASTER and Landsat 8 OLI data in lithological units discrimination.

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Zakaria Adiri ; Abderrazak El Harti ; Amine Jellouli ; Lhou Maacha and El Mostafa Bachaoui
"Lithological mapping using Landsat 8 OLI and Terra ASTER multispectral data in the Bas Drâa inlier, Moroccan Anti Atlas", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(1), 016005 (Jan 20, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.10.016005


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