Green Space Detection

CITY is using Deep Learning Tools for monitoring and assessing urban forest cover and to provide basic reference data for ecosystem services such as air purification and carbon sequestration.

The intended output is the use of remote sensing and deep learning architecture to build a tool to estimate the tree cover area through pixel classification. We formulate a multi-spectral classifier  for tree cover estimation. This dataset is to be made publicly available

Green Space Classification

In this work we are classifying trees using a mixture of spectral indices.
  • Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI),
  • Normalized Difference Built-up Index (NDBI)
  • Normalized Difference Moisture Index (NDMI)
  • Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI),
  • Green Chlorophyll Index (GCI)
  • Green Chlorophyll Index (GCI)
  • Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Green Leaf Index (GLI) in our features set.

A machine learning model exploring the effects of rapid urbanization was developed to visualize the evolution of green spaces particularly over sector F7 in Islamabad, Pakistan's federal capital.

Through instance segmentation of pixels from high-resolution satellite imagery, the trained model visualized and calculated a significant decreasing trend in green spaces over the past 10 years. The maximum percentage decrease in the absolute area of greenspaces was recorded at 33%.

Given the current rate of urban sprawl, AI-Driven tools have great potential to contribute to sustainable urban development!