Multi-Scale Analysis of Very High Resolution Satellite Images Using Unsupervised Techniques

Jérémie Sublime, Andrés Troya-Galvis, Anne Puissant
2017 Remote Sensing  
This article is concerned with the use of unsupervised methods to process very high resolution satellite images with minimal or little human intervention. In a context where more and more complex and very high resolution satellite images are available, it has become increasingly difficult to propose learning sets for supervised algorithms to process such data and even more complicated to process them manually. Within this context, in this article we propose a fully unsupervised step by step
more » ... ed step by step method to process very high resolution images, making it possible to link clusters to the land cover classes of interest. For each step, we discuss the various challenges and state of the art algorithms to make the full process as efficient as possible. In particular, one of the main contributions of this article comes in the form of a multi-scale analysis clustering algorithm that we use during the processing of the image segments. Our proposed methods are tested on a very high resolution image (Pléiades) of the urban area around the French city of Strasbourg and show relevant results at each step of the process.
doi:10.3390/rs9050495 fatcat:2tsmfldyjrdtbj6vob6keaiegy