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The quest for automated land cover change detection using satellite time series data


Salmon, BP and Olivier, JC and Kleynhans, W and Wessels, KJ and van den Bergh, F, The quest for automated land cover change detection using satellite time series data, Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 12-17 July 2009, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 244-247. ISBN 978-1-4244-3395-7 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417328


This paper shows that a feedforward Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) operating over a temporal sliding window of multispectral time series MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data is able to detect land cover change that was artificially introduced by concatenating time series belonging to different types of land cover. The method employs an iteratively retrained MLP that is a supervised method, and thus captures all local environmental patterns. Depending on the length of the temporal sliding window used in the short-term Fourier transform, an overall change detection accuracy of between 87.62% and 97.02% was achieved. It is shown that for this type of simulated land cover change, where land cover change was abrupt, a short-term FFT window of 18 months or less, using only the two NDVI spectral bands of MODIS data was sufficient to detect change reliably.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:classification, feedforward neural networks, satellites, time series
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and remote sensing
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:84574
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-05-21
Last Modified:2014-12-11

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