Data-driven modeling and decision support for slums
Satsense is a Python library for land use classification using satellite imagery
Satsense is a Python library for land use classification, with a particular focus on deprived neighbourhood detection. However, many of the algorithms made available through Satsense can be applied in other domains. Detection of deprived neighbourhoods is a land use classification problem that is traditionally solved using hand crafted features like HoG, Lacunarity, NDXI, Pantex, Texton, and SIFT with very high resolution satellite images. One of the problems with assessing the performance of these kind of algorithms for this application, is that there is no easy to use open source reference implementation of such features, a problem that Satsense solves. In the future Satsense will also provide metrics to assess the performance. Satsense is built in a modular way which makes it easy to add your own hand-crafted feature or use deep learning instead of hand crafted features.