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In this paper, we propose a probabilistic model for detecting relevant changes in registered aerial image pairs taken with the time differences of several years and in different seasonal conditions. The introduced approach, called the conditional mixed Markov model, is a combination of a mixed Markov model and a conditionally independent random field of signals. The model integrates global intensity statistics with local correlation and contrast features. A global energy optimization process ensures simultaneously optimal local feature selection and smooth observation-consistent segmentation. Validation is given on real aerial image sets provided by the Hungarian Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing and Google Earth.
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:47 , Issue: 10 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 2009