DF4LCZ: A SAM-Empowered Data Fusion Framework for Scene-Level Local Climate Zone Classification

Qianqian Wu, Xianping Ma, Jialu Sui, Man-On Pun
Computer Science, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (cs.CV)
2024-03-14 00:00:00
Recent advancements in remote sensing (RS) technologies have shown their potential in accurately classifying local climate zones (LCZs). However, traditional scene-level methods using convolutional neural networks (CNNs) often struggle to integrate prior knowledge of ground objects effectively. Moreover, commonly utilized data sources like Sentinel-2 encounter difficulties in capturing detailed ground object information. To tackle these challenges, we propose a data fusion method that integrates ground object priors extracted from high-resolution Google imagery with Sentinel-2 multispectral imagery. The proposed method introduces a novel Dual-stream Fusion framework for LCZ classification (DF4LCZ), integrating instance-based location features from Google imagery with the scene-level spatial-spectral features extracted from Sentinel-2 imagery. The framework incorporates a Graph Convolutional Network (GCN) module empowered by the Segment Anything Model (SAM) to enhance feature extraction from Google imagery. Simultaneously, the framework employs a 3D-CNN architecture to learn the spectral-spatial features of Sentinel-2 imagery. Experiments are conducted on a multi-source remote sensing image dataset specifically designed for LCZ classification, validating the effectiveness of the proposed DF4LCZ. The related code and dataset are available at
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