- Volume 4 Issue 4
Remotely sensed data is the most fundamental data in acquiring the GIS informations, and may be analyzed to extract useful thematic information. Multi-spectral classification is one of the most often used methods of information extraction. The actual multi-spectral classification may be performed using either supervised or unsupervised approaches. This paper analyze the effect of assigning clever initial values to image classes on the performance of parallelepiped classification algorithm, which is one of the supervised classification algorithms. First, we investigate the effect on serial computing model, then expand it on MIMD(Multiple Instruction Multiple Data) parallel computing model. On serial computing model, the performance of the parallel pipe algorithm improved 2.4 times at most and, on MIMD parallel computing model the performance improved about 2.5 times as clever initial values are assigned to image class. Through computer simulation we find that initial values of image class greatly affect the performance of parallelepiped classification algorithms, and it can be improved greatly when classes on both serial computing model and MIMD parallel computation model.