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Sensors 2008, 8(4), 2161-2173; doi:10.3390/s8042161

Assessment of the Spatial Co-registration of Multitemporal Imagery from Large Format Digital Cameras in the Context of Detailed Change Detection

Department of Geography, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
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Received: 30 January 2008 / Accepted: 26 March 2008 / Published: 28 March 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment)

Abstract

Large format digital camera (LFDC) systems are becoming more broadly available and regularly collect image data over large areas. Spectral and radiometric attributes of imagery from LFDC systems make this type of image data appropriate for semi-automated change detection. However, achieving accurate spatial co-registration between multitemporal image sets is necessary for semi-automated change detection. This study investigates the accuracy of co-registration between multitemporal image sets acquired using the Leica Geosystems ADS40, Intergraph Z/I Imaging® DMC, and Vexcel UltraCam-D sensors in areas of gentle, moderate, and extreme terrain relief. Custom image sets were collected and orthorectified by imagery vendors, with guidance from the authors. Results indicate that imagery acquired by vendors operating LFDC systems may be coregistered with pixel or sub-pixel level accuracy, even for environments with high terrain relief. Specific image acquisition and processing procedures facilitating this level of coregistration are discussed.
Keywords: ADS40; DMC; UltraCam; large format; multitemporal; co-registration; change detection ADS40; DMC; UltraCam; large format; multitemporal; co-registration; change detection
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Coulter, L.L.; Stow, D.A. Assessment of the Spatial Co-registration of Multitemporal Imagery from Large Format Digital Cameras in the Context of Detailed Change Detection. Sensors 2008, 8, 2161-2173.

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