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Unsupervised land cover change detection: Meaningful Sequential Time Series Analysis


Salmon, BP and Olivier, JC and Wessels, KJ and Kleynhans, W and van den Bergh, F and Steenkamp, KC, Unsupervised land cover change detection: Meaningful Sequential Time Series Analysis, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 4, (2) pp. 327-335. ISSN 1939-1404 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2053918


An automated land cover change detection method is proposed that uses coarse spatial resolution hyper-temporal earth observation satellite time series data. The study compared three different unsupervised clustering approaches that operate on short term Fourier transform coefficients computed over subsequences of 8-day composite MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) surface reflectance data that were extracted with a temporal sliding window. The method uses a feature extraction process that creates meaningful sequential time series that can be analyzed and processed for change detection. The method was evaluated on real and simulated land cover change examples and obtained a change detection accuracy exceeding 76% on real land cover conversion and more than 70% on simulated land cover conversion.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Salmon, BP (Dr Brian Salmon)
UTAS Author:Olivier, JC (Professor JC Olivier)
ID Code:77853
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2012-06-01
Last Modified:2015-02-08

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