A Minimum Cross-Entropy Approach to Disaggregate Agricultural Data at the Field Level | Land Portal

Resource information

Date of publication: 
June 2018
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
© 2018 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article.

Agricultural policies have impacts on land use, the economy, and the environment and their analysis requires disaggregated data at the local level with geographical references. Thus, this study proposes a model for disaggregating agricultural data, which develops a supervised classification of satellite images by using a survey and empirical knowledge. To ensure the consistency with multiple sources of information, a minimum cross-entropy process was used. The proposed model was applied using two supervised classification algorithms and a more informative set of biophysical information. The results were validated and analyzed by considering various sources of information, showing that an entropy approach combined with supervised classifications may provide a reliable data disaggregation.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Xavier, António
Fragoso, Rui
De Belém Costa Freitas, Maria
Do Socorro Rosário, Maria
Valente, Florentino


Data provider

Geographical focus

Related categories

Share this page