Change detection between digital surface models from airborne laser scanning and dense matching using convolutional neural networks

Z. Zhang, G. Vosselman, M. Gerke, C. Persello, D. Tuia, M.Y. Yang

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Abstract

Airborne photogrammetry and airborne laser scanning are two commonly used technologies used for topographical data acquisition at the city level. Change detection between airborne laser scanning data and photogrammetric data is challenging since the two point clouds show different characteristics. After comparing the two types of point clouds, this paper proposes a feed-forward Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to detect building changes between them. The motivation from an application point of view is that the multimodal point clouds might be available for different epochs. Our method contains three steps: First, the point clouds and orthoimages are converted to raster images. Second, square patches are cropped from raster images and then fed into CNN for change detection. Finally, the original change map is post-processed with a simple connected component analysis. Experimental results show that the patch-based recall rate reaches 0.8146 and the precision rate reaches 0.7632. Object-based evaluation shows that 74 out of 86 building changes are correctly detected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISPRS Geospatial Week 2019, 10–14 June 2019, Enschede, The Netherlands
PublisherISPRS
Pages453-460
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2019
Event4th ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
VolumeIV-2/W5
ISSN (Print)2194-9042

Conference

Conference4th ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period10/06/1914/06/19

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Keywords

  • Airborne Laser Scanning
  • Change Detection
  • Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)
  • Dense Image Matching
  • Digital Surface Model (DSM)

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Zhang, Z., Vosselman, G., Gerke, M., Persello, C., Tuia, D., & Yang, M. Y. (2019). Change detection between digital surface models from airborne laser scanning and dense matching using convolutional neural networks. In ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019, 10–14 June 2019, Enschede, The Netherlands (pp. 453-460). (ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences; Vol. IV-2/W5). ISPRS. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W5-453-2019