Remote Sensing Object Based Image Analysis (RSOBIA).
Remotely sensed Object Based Image Analysis Toolbar for ArcMap version 10.x. . Takes multi-layered raster imagery and segments data into geographic areas with similar statistical properties. Segmentation and Classification are key technqiues for image analysis and this tool gives quick and easy results (speed depends on image size and computer speed!). Imagery derivative processing techniques are provided for ease of use but also include texture analysis techniques such as homogeneity, dissimilarity, contrast and others (Grey Level Co-occurence Matrices - GLCMs).
Imagery data such as satellite data or aerial photographs needs expert interpretation to digitise the areas and boundaries seen in an image and make a polygonised map of the result (e.g. fields of crops, areas of different types of forest, or in my case areas of similar seafloor type). The digitising of the imagery can be slow, subjective - depending on the interpreter and is non-repeatable. Using RSOBIA segmentation, the results will provide straight-forward and objective polygons which are statistically calculated.
Four license types are available:
1) Educational single user license - for establishments that actively teach students (high school, graduate or postgraduate level)
2) Educational multi-user (upto five users) license - for establishments that actively teach students (high school, graduate or postgraduate level)
3) Non-educational single user license - for research or commercial use
4) Non-educational multi-user (upto five users) license - for research or commercial use