Deep-Learning (DL) methods have been widely used for Remote Sensing (RS) applications in the last few years, and they allow improving the analysis of the temporal information in bi-temporal and multi-temporal RS images. DL methods use RS data to classify geographical areas or find changes occurring over time. DL methods exploit multi-sensor or multi-temporal data to retrieve results more accurately than single-source or single-date processing. However, the State-of-the-Art DL methods exploit the heterogeneous information provided by these data by focusing the analysis either on the spatial information of multi-sensor multi-resolution images using multi-scale approaches or on the time component of the image time series. Most of the DL RS methods are supervised, so they require a large number of labeled data that is challenging to gather. Nowadays, we have access to many unlabeled RS data, so the creation of long image time series is feasible. However, supervised methods require labeled data that are expensive to gather over image time series. Hence multi-temporal RS methods usually follow unsupervised approaches. In this thesis, we propose DL methodologies that handle these open issues. We propose unsupervised DL methods that exploit multi-resolution deep feature maps derived by a Convolutional Autoencoder (CAE). These DL models automatically learn spatial features from the input during the training phase without any labeled data. We then exploit the high temporal resolution of image time series with the high spatial information of Very-High-Resolution (VHR) images to perform a multi-temporal and multi-scale analysis of the scene. We merge the information provided by the geometrical details of VHR images with the temporal information of the image time series to improve the RS application tasks. We tested the proposed methods to detect changes over bi-temporal RS images acquired by various sensors, such as Landsat-5, Landsat-8, and Sentinel-2, representing burned and deforested areas, and kinds of pasture impurities using VHR orthophotos and Sentinel-2 image time series. The results proved the effectiveness of the proposed methods.
Advanced Deep-Learning Methods For Automatic Change Detection and Classification of Multitemporal Remote-Sensing Images / Bergamasco, Luca. - (2022 Jun 09). [10.15168/11572_342100.1]
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|Titolo:||Advanced Deep-Learning Methods For Automatic Change Detection and Classification of Multitemporal Remote-Sensing Images|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2022-06-09|
|Struttura:||Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione|
|Corso di dottorato:||Information and Communication Technology|
|Tesi in cotutela:||no|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.15168/11572_342100.1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||08.1 Tesi di dottorato (Doctoral Thesis)|