Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 197–208 | Cite as

Evaluation of spectral bands and spatial resolution of LISS II and LISS III sensors on-board IRS satellites for crop identification

  • K R Manjunath
  • N Kundu
  • S Panigrahy


The present study evaluates the performance of Indian Remote Sensing (JRS) LISS Jl and LISS III data having spatial resolutions of 36 m and 23.5 m respectively in the Classification accuracy of rice, mustard and potato crops grown in West Bengal, India. The role of Middle infra-red (MIR.) band, of IRS 1C LISS III was also investigated in this context. The results indicated that in case of crop like rice which was grown over large contiguous fields, no significant change in classification accuracy was observed between LISS II and LISS III data. However, the accuracy increased by 5–7 per cent with the inclusion of MIR band mainly due to better separability between lowland rice and other hill vegetation. In case of crops like mustard and potato which were grown on small size or less contiguous fields, the classification accuracy increased by 5–8 per cent due to higher spatial resolution of LISS III. Inclusion of MIR band did not improve the accuracy of these crops.


Remote Sensing Classification Accuracy Field Size Potato Crop Rice Crop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K R Manjunath
    • 1
  • N Kundu
    • 2
  • S Panigrahy
    • 1
  1. 1.Agriculture Resources Division, RSAGSpace Applications Centre (ISRO)Ahmedabad
  2. 2.IWM&EDCalcutta

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