Change detection is by definition the capability to detect and highlight changes occurring in space and time. Earth Observation satellites represent a fundamental source of information thanks to repeatability in time and spatial resolution. In this paper, we propose an unsupervised change detection technique capable of processing a series of single-date built-up area extractions with two main goals: determining the age of different parts of an urban area and fixing errors due to the automatic extractions suggested in previous papers by our group. Results show a general stabilization of the Kappa value but further investigation is still necessary. The proposed algorithm is available to the general public as a part of a QGIS plugin named SENSUM Earth Observation (EO) tools.

Unsupervised change detection for urban expansion monitoring: An object-based approach

DE VECCHI, DANIELE;HARB, MOSTAPHA;DELL'ACQUA, FABIO
2015

Abstract

Change detection is by definition the capability to detect and highlight changes occurring in space and time. Earth Observation satellites represent a fundamental source of information thanks to repeatability in time and spatial resolution. In this paper, we propose an unsupervised change detection technique capable of processing a series of single-date built-up area extractions with two main goals: determining the age of different parts of an urban area and fixing errors due to the automatic extractions suggested in previous papers by our group. Results show a general stabilization of the Kappa value but further investigation is still necessary. The proposed algorithm is available to the general public as a part of a QGIS plugin named SENSUM Earth Observation (EO) tools.
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