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An unsupervised and spectral rule-based approach for change detection from multi-temporal remote sensing imagery
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we present an unsupervised change detection method using multi-spectral and multi-temporal remotely sensed imageries. This method is a pre-classification approach based on a spectral rule-based per-pixel classifier (SRC) developed by Baraldi et al. (2006). SRC is purely based on spectral-domain prior knowledge, such that no training or supervision process is needed. To explore its capability to detect change, we applied it in the Zhoushan Islands, Zhejiang, China. First, images were classified by SRC, and change detection was performed by two separate methods. One was the comparison of the merged categories obtained by reclassifying the pre-classification types of SRC. The other was comparing bi-temporal pre-classification types directly. The classification accuracy of the merged categories based on SRC was compared to the Maximum Likelihood Classifier and Support Vector Machine. The accuracy of the change detection was assessed and compared to results processed by the common post-classification comparison and change vector analysis methods. Results show that the change detection by directly comparing pre-classification types of SRC had the highest accuracy (overall accuracy was 90%, kappa coefficient was 0.81) among these methods and that the method of comparing merged categories was the worst (overall accuracy was 73%, kappa coefficient was only 0.46).

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9880, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI, 988011 (30 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2222749
Show Author Affiliations
Helingjie Huang, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)
Zhu Li, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)
Jianyu Chen, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9880:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI
Allen M. Larar; Prakash Chauhan; Makoto Suzuki; Jianyu Wang, Editor(s)

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