Land cover change detection: A case study

Shyam Boriah, Vipin Kumar, Michael S Steinbach, Christopher Potter, Steven Klooster

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Abstract

The study of land cover change is an important problem in the Earth Science domain because of its impacts on local climate, radiation balance, biogeochemistry, hydrology, and the diversity and abundance of terrestrial species. Most well-known change detection techniques from statistics, signal processing and control theory are not well-suited for the massive high-dimensional spatio-temporal data sets from Earth Science due to limitations such as high computational complexity and the inability to take advantage of seasonality and spatio-temporal autocorrelation inherent in Earth Science data. In our work, we seek to address these challenges with new change detection techniques that are based on data mining approaches. Specifically, in this paper we have performed a case study for a new change detection technique for the land cover change detection problem. We study land cover change in the state of California, focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area and perform an extended study on the entire state. We also perform a comparative evaluation on forests in the entire state. These results demonstrate the utility of data mining techniques for the land cover change detection problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKDD 2008 - Proceedings of the 14th ACMKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Pages857-865
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Aug 24 2008Aug 27 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Other

Other14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period8/24/088/27/08

Keywords

  • Change detection
  • Land cover
  • Land use
  • Time series

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