Image Mining: Detecting Deforestation Patterns Through Satellites

Image Mining: Detecting Deforestation Patterns Through Satellites

Marcelino Pereira dos Santos Silva (Rio Grande do Norte State University, Brazil), Gilberto Câmara (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil) and Maria Isabel Sobral Escada (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-657-0.ch004
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Abstract

Daily, different satellites capture data of distinct contexts, which images are processed and stored in many institutions. This chapter presents relevant definitions on remote sensing and image mining domain, beyond referring to related work on this field and to the importance of appropriate tools and techniques to analyze satellite images and extract knowledge from this kind of data. The Amazonia deforestation problem is discussed, as well INPE’s effort to develop and spread technology to deal with challenges involving Earth observation resources. An image mining approach is presented and applied on a case study, detecting patterns of change on deforested areas of Amazonia. The purpose of the authors is to present relevant technologies, new approaches and research directions on remote sensing image mining, demonstrating how to increase the analysis potential of such huge strategic data.

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Foreword
Abdul Matin Patwari
Acknowledgment
Hakikur Rahman
Chapter 1
Yong Shi, Yi Peng, Gang Kou, Zhengxin Chen
This chapter provides an overview of a series of multiple criteria optimization-based data mining methods, which utilize multiple criteria... Sample PDF
Introduction to Data Mining Techniques via Multiple Criteria Optimization Approaches and Applications
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Chapter 2
Kevin Swingler, David Cairns
This chapter identifies important barriers to the successful application of computational intelligence (CI) techniques in a commercial environment... Sample PDF
Making Decisions with Data: Using Computational Intelligence Within a Business Environment
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Chapter 3
A.V. Senthil Kumar, R. S.D. Wahidabanu
This chapter describes two techniques used to explore frequent large itemsets in the database. In the first technique called “closed directed graph... Sample PDF
Data Mining Association Rules for Making Knowledgeable Decisions
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Chapter 4
Marcelino Pereira dos Santos Silva, Gilberto Câmara, Maria Isabel Sobral Escada
Daily, different satellites capture data of distinct contexts, which images are processed and stored in many institutions. This chapter presents... Sample PDF
Image Mining: Detecting Deforestation Patterns Through Satellites
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Chapter 5
Georgios Lappas
This chapter reviews research on machine learning and Web mining methods that are related to areas of social benefit. It shows that machine learning... Sample PDF
Machine Learning and Web Mining: Methods and Applications in Societal Benefit Areas
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Chapter 6
Diana Luck
In recent times, customer relationship management (CRM) has been defined as relating to sales, marketing, and even services automation.... Sample PDF
The Importance of Data Within Contemporary CRM
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Chapter 7
Yanbo J. Wang, Xinwei Zheng, Frans Coenen
An association rule (AR) is a common type of mined knowledge in data mining that describes an implicative co-occurring relationship between two sets... Sample PDF
Mining Allocating Patterns in Investment Portfolios
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Chapter 8
Hakikur Rahman
Social development activities are flourishing in diversified branches of society endeavor, despite numerous hurdles inflicting on their ways that... Sample PDF
Application of Data Mining Algorithms for Measuring Performance Impact of Social Development Activities
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Chapter 9
Hakikur Rahman
Society development activities are continuous processes that are intended to uplift the livelihood of communities and thereby empower the members of... Sample PDF
Prospects and Scopes of Data Mining Applications in Society Development Activities
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Chapter 10
Indranil Bose, Lam Albert Kar Chun, Leung Vivien Wai Yue, Li Hoi Wan Ines, Wong Oi Ling Helen
The retailing giant Wal-Mart owes its success to the efficient use of information technology in its operations. One of the noteworthy advances made... Sample PDF
Business Data Warehouse: The Case of Wal-Mart
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Chapter 11
Ronald N. Kostoff, Raymond G. Koytcheff, Clifford G.Y. Lau
The medical applications literature associated with nanoscience and nanotechnology research was examined. About 65,000 nanotechnology records for... Sample PDF
Medical Applications of Nanotechnology in the Research Literature
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Chapter 12
Ali Serhan Koyuncugil
This chapter introduces an early warning system for SMEs (SEWS) as a financial risk detector which is based on data mining. In this study, the... Sample PDF
Early Warning System for SMEs as a Financial Risk Detector
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Maira Petrini, Marlei Pozzebon
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What Role is "Business Intelligence" Playing in Developing Countries? A Picture of Brazilian Companies
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Inya Nlenanya
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Building an Environmental GIS Knowledge Infrastructure
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Tsegaye Tadesse, Brian Wardlow, Michael J. Hayes
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The Application of Data Mining for Drought Monitoring and Prediction
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