Convolutional Neural Networks for Large-Scale Remote Sensing Image Classification

Emmanuel Maggiori 1 Yuliya Tarabalka 1 Guillaume Charpiat 2 Pierre Alliez 1
1 TITANE - Geometric Modeling of 3D Environments
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
2 TAO - Machine Learning and Optimisation
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Abstract : We propose an end-to-end framework for the dense, pixelwise classification of satellite imagery with convolutional neural networks (CNNs). In our framework, CNNs are directly trained to produce classification maps out of the input images. We first devise a fully convolutional architecture and demonstrate its relevance to the dense classification problem. We then address the issue of imperfect training data through a two-step training approach: CNNs are first initialized by using a large amount of possibly inaccurate reference data, then refined on a small amount of accurately labeled data. To complete our framework we design a multi-scale neuron module that alleviates the common trade-off between recognition and precise localization. A series of experiments show that our networks take into account a large amount of context to provide fine-grained classification maps.
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Emmanuel Maggiori, Yuliya Tarabalka, Guillaume Charpiat, Pierre Alliez. Convolutional Neural Networks for Large-Scale Remote Sensing Image Classification. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017. ⟨hal-01369906⟩



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