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In January 2006, the Data Fusion Committee of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society launched a public contest for pansharpening algorithms, which aimed to identify the ones that perform best. Seven research groups worldwide participated in the contest, testing eight algorithms following different philosophies [component substitution,(More)
A general processing framework for urban road network extraction in high-resolution synthetic aperture radar images is proposed. It is based on novel multiscale detection of street candidates, followed by optimization using a Markov random field description of the road network. The latter step, in the path of recent technical literature, is enriched by the(More)
Very high resolution hyperspectral data should be very useful to provide detailed maps of urban land cover. In order to provide such maps, both accurate and precise classification tools need, however, to be developed. In this letter, new methods for classification of hyperspectral remote sensing data are investigated, with the primary focus on multiple(More)
We investigate the use of co-occurrence texture measures to provide information on different building densities inside a town structure. We try to improve the pixel-by-pixel classification of an urban area by considering texture measures as a means for block analysis and classification. We find some interesting hints concerning the optimal dimension of the(More)
Hyperspectral image classification has been an active topic of research in recent years. In the past, many different types of features have been extracted (using both linear and nonlinear strategies) for classification problems. On the one hand, some approaches have exploited the original spectral information or other features linearly derived from such(More)
In this paper, the problem of rapid earthquake damage detection in urban areas using multitemporal synthetic aperture radar data is addressed. It is shown that the combination of intensity and phase features enhances the damage pattern extracted from the data temporal stack using a spatially aware classifier. Moreover, the use of ancillary data, easily(More)
The 2007 Data Fusion Contest that was organized by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Data Fusion Technical Committee was dealing with the extraction of a land use/land cover maps in and around an urban area, exploiting multitemporal and multisource coarse-resolution data sets. In particular, synthetic aperture radar and optical data from satellite(More)
Remote sensing is one of the most common ways to extract relevant information about the Earth through observations. Remote sensing acquisitions can be done by both active (SAR, LiDAR) and passive (optical and thermal range, multispectral and hyperspectral) devices. According to the sensor, diverse information of Earth's surface can be obtained. These(More)