Remote Sensing Applications and Decision Support

Multifeature fusion for automatic building change detection in wide-area imagery

[+] Author Affiliations
Daniel Prince, Almabrok Essa, Vijayan Asari

University of Dayton, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dayton, Ohio, United States

Paheding Sidike

Saint Louis University, Center for Sustainability, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(2), 026040 (Jun 28, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.11.026040
History: Received February 6, 2017; Accepted June 8, 2017
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Abstract.  A strategy for detecting changes in known building regions in multitemporal visible and near-infrared imagery based on a linear combination of independent features is presented. Features identified for building and background detection include vegetation, texture, shadow intensity, and distance from known road areas. The resulting building candidates are classified by shape using a unique difference of Gaussian technique. Building regions reported in the reference dataset that indicate the initial observation time are revisited to check for changes in building candidates not identified in the feature fusion strategy. The performance of the proposed technique is tested on real-world aerial imagery and is evaluated visually and quantitatively. Compared with the gradient and normalized difference vegetation index-based building detection methods, the proposed fusion methodology yields better results. For building detection, it provided a completeness result of an average 82.08% and building change detection completeness result of an average 85.67% in our evaluations with five sample images, which included rural, suburban, and urban areas.

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Daniel Prince ; Paheding Sidike ; Almabrok Essa and Vijayan Asari
"Multifeature fusion for automatic building change detection in wide-area imagery", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(2), 026040 (Jun 28, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.026040


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