%0 Conference Proceedings
%4 sid.inpe.br/sibgrapi/2017/
%2 sid.inpe.br/sibgrapi/2017/
%T A Comparative Analysis of Deep Learning Techniques for Sub-tropical Crop Types Recognition from Multitemporal Optical/SAR Image Sequences
%D 2017
%A Castro, Jose Bermudez,
%A Feitosa, Raul Queiroz,
%A Rosa, Laura Cue La,
%A Diaz, Pedro Achanccaray,
%A Sanches, Ieda,
%@affiliation Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
%@affiliation Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
%@affiliation Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
%@affiliation Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
%@affiliation National Institute for Space Research
%E Torchelsen, Rafael Piccin,
%E Nascimento, Erickson Rangel do,
%E Panozzo, Daniele,
%E Liu, Zicheng,
%E Farias, Mylène,
%E Viera, Thales,
%E Sacht, Leonardo,
%E Ferreira, Nivan,
%E Comba, João Luiz Dihl,
%E Hirata, Nina,
%E Schiavon Porto, Marcelo,
%E Vital, Creto,
%E Pagot, Christian Azambuja,
%E Petronetto, Fabiano,
%E Clua, Esteban,
%E Cardeal, Flávio,
%B Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, 30 (SIBGRAPI)
%C Niterói, RJ
%8 Oct. 17-20, 2017
%S Proceedings
%I IEEE Computer Society
%J Los Alamitos
%K Crop Recognition, Multitemporal Images, Autoencoders, Convolutional Neural Networks.
%X Remote Sensing (RS) data have been increasingly applied to assess agricultural yield, production and crop condition. In tropical areas, crop dynamics are complex due to multiple agricultural practices such as irrigation, non-tillage, crop rotation and multiple harvest per year. Spatial and temporal information can improve the performance in land-cover and crop type classification tasks. In this context Deep Learning (DL) have emerged as a powerful state-of-the-art technique in the RS community. This work presents a comparative analysis of traditional and DL (supervised and unsupervised) approaches for crop classification on sequences of multitemporal optical and SAR images. Three different approaches are compared: the image stacking approach, which is used as baseline, and two DL based approaches using Autoencoders (AEs) and Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). Experiments were carried out in two datasets from two different municipalities in Brazil, Ipu\~{a} in S\~{a}o Paulo state and Campo Verde in Mato Grosso state. It is shown that CNN and AE outperformed the traditional approach based on image stacking in terms of Overall Accuracy and Class Accuracy.
%@language en