Multivariate Change Detection in Multispectral, Multitemporal Images

Knut Conradsen, Allan Aasbjerg Nielsen

AbstractThis paper introduces a new orthogonal transform the multivariate change detection (MCD) transform based on an established multivariate statistical technique canonical correlation analysis. The theory for canonical correlation analysis is sketched and modified to be more directly applicable in our context. As opposed to traditional univariate change detection schemes our scheme transforms two sets of multivariate observations (e.g., two multispectral satellite images aquired at different points in time) into a difference between two linear combinations of the original variables explaining maximal change (i.e., the difference explaining maximal variance) in all variables simultaneously. A case study using multispectral SPOT data from 1987 and 1989 covering coffee and pineapple plantations near Thika, Kiamhu District, Kenya, shows the usefulness of this new concept.
TypeConference paper [With referee]
ConferenceNear Real-Time Remote Sensing for Land and Ocean Applications
Year1991    Month March
PublisherEurimage and ESA/Earthnet
NoteInvited contribution
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IMM Group(s)Image Analysis & Computer Graphics