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High-resolution IKONOS satellite imagery for normalized difference vegetative index-related assessment applied to land clearance studies
Author(s): Chris R. Lavers; Travis Mason
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Paper Abstract

High-resolution satellite imagery permits verification of human rights land clearance violations across international borders as a result of unstable regimes or socio-economic upheaval. Without direct access to these areas to validate allegations of human rights abuse, the use of remote sensing tools, techniques, and data is extremely important. Humanitarian assessment can benefit from software-based solutions, involving radiometrically calibrated normalized difference vegetation index and temporal change imagery. We discuss the introduction of a matrix filter approach for change detection studies to help assist rapid building detection over large search areas against a bright background to evaluate internally displaced people in the 2005 Porta Farm Zimbabwe clearances. Future wide-scale near real-time space-based monitoring with a range of digital filters would be of great benefit to international human rights observers and human rights networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2017
PDF: 11 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(3) 035008 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.035008
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 11, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Chris R. Lavers, Plymouth Univ. (United Kingdom)
Travis Mason, National Oceanography Ctr. (United Kingdom)

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