SBE values

  • Developed by United States Forestry Service as a scale of the scenic beauty evaluations given in human surveys.

  • Normalized according to response to baseline images.

  • Range of -150 to 150 representing low scenic beauty to high scenic beauty

  • SBE classes

  • SBE scale divided into three regions: LSBE, MSBE, HSBE

  • MSBE region is all SBE values that fall within one standard deviation of the mean SBE value given.

  • Goal is to very accurately classify the LSBE images and the HSBE images.