Landuse and Landcover Change Detection

Our Mission

The working group on "Landuse and landcover change detection" aims at developing landuse and landcover change detection methods and applications based on multi-sensor and multi-temporal remote sensing data in relation to environmental and socio-economical issue in the context of global change.

Working Group Officers


Marcos Adami , ChairMarcos Adami
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE
Divisão de Observação da Terra e Geoinformática - DIOTG
Avenida dos Astronautas, 1758
122270010 - São José dos Campos (SP)



Patricia Wanjiku Mwangi, Co-ChairPatricia Wanjiku Mwangi
Kenyatta University
Department of Spatial & Environmental Planning
P.O.Box 43844-00100



David Galbraith , Co-ChairDavid Galbraith
University of Leeds
School of Geography
Seminary St, Woodhouse
Leeds LS2 9JT



Aline Meigins , SecretaryAline Meigins
Aline Maria Meiguins de Lima
Universidade Federal do Pará
Instituto de Geociências / PPGCA
R. Augusto Corrêa, 01 - Guamá,
66075-110 Belém (PA)


Terms of Reference

  • Investigate and enhance algorithms and methodologies for land-use and land-cover change mapping and/or detection.
  • Further the study of remote sensing time series for land-use and land-cover changes.
  • Suggest advanced solutions based on deep learning, dynamic modeling, artificial intelligence, etc. for monitoring and analyzing land-use and land-cover changes, including the context of big data.
  • Further the study of the dynamics of land-use and land-cover change in different regions of the world.
  • Further the research and investigations into predicting land-use and land-cover changes
  • Study urban land-use development cycles and changes in rural land-use and land-cover (e.g. agriculture, forestry, recreation), based on data and information fusion.
  • Foster investigations and research toward autonomous or automatic updating of spatial data bases, including using spectral and non-spectral remotely sensed data fused with data and information acquired by other sources.
  • Cooperate with other Geospatial Information societies such as GEO, ICA, and FIG on Change detection based on remotely sensed data and updating of spatial data bases.


The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.

Our Contact

Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover