Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing: With Algorithms for ENVI/IDL

Morton J. Canty

August 30, 2006 by CRC Press
Textbook - 368 Pages - 17 Color & 105 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849372513 - CAT# 7251

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  • Provides programming examples in the array-oriented language IDL
  • Contains illustrations and applications that can be plugged-in to the ENVI system and used for study and for research
  • Explains the state-of-the-art ENVI extensions developed by the author and offers them as source code
  • Offers advance materials in the two appendices§Covers topics such as multivariate change detection, wavelet fusion, and image classification in more depth than in other texts §
  • Summary

    With an ever-increasing availability of aerial and satellite Earth observation data, image analysis has become an essential part of remote sensing. Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing: With Algorithms for ENVI/IDL combines theory, algorithms, and computer codes and conveys required proficiency in vector algebra and basic statistics. It covers such topics as basic Fourier transforms, wavelets, principle components, minimum noise fraction transformation, and othorectification. The text also discusses panchromatic sharpening, explores multivariate change detection, examines supervised and unsupervised land cover classification and hyperspectral analysis. With programming examples in IDL and applications that support ENVI, it offers many extensions, such as for data fusion, statistical change detection, clustering and supervised classification with neural networks, all available as downloadable source code.

    Focusing on pixel-oriented analysis of visual/infrared Earth observation satellite imagery, this book extends the ENVI interface in IDL in order to implement new methods and algorithms of arbitrary sophistication.

    All of the illustrations and applications in the text are programmed in RSI's ENVI/IDL. The software and source code is available for download at:

    Ideal for undergraduate and graduate student, this book provides exercises and small programming projects at the end of each chapter. A solutions manual is also available.