Historical Image Registration and Land-Use Land-Cover Change Analysis
AbstractHistorical aerial images are important to retain past ground surface information. The land-use land-cover change in the past can be identified using historical aerial images. Automatic historical image registration and stitching is essential because the historical image pose information was usually lost. In this study, the Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) algorithm was used for feature extraction. Subsequently, the present study used the automatic affine transformation algorithm for historical image registration, based on SIFT features and control points. This study automatically determined image affine parameters and simultaneously transformed from an image coordinate system to a ground coordinate system. After historical aerial image registration, the land-use land-cover change was analyzed between two different years (1947 and 1975) at the Tseng Wen River estuary. Results show that sandbars and water zones were transformed into a large number of fish ponds between 1947 and 1975. View Full-Text
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Jao, F.-J.; Chu, H.-J.; Tseng, Y.-H. Historical Image Registration and Land-Use Land-Cover Change Analysis. Environments 2014, 1, 181-189.
Jao F-J, Chu H-J, Tseng Y-H. Historical Image Registration and Land-Use Land-Cover Change Analysis. Environments. 2014; 1(2):181-189.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jao, Fang-Ju; Chu, Hone-Jay; Tseng, Yi-Hsing. 2014. "Historical Image Registration and Land-Use Land-Cover Change Analysis." Environments 1, no. 2: 181-189.