It’s probably impossible to go to a conference without picking up some kind of idea of the current trends in the areas being discussed. IGARSS 2008 was certainly no exception. Here’s a list of what I think were probably the most trendy techniques in remote sensing. You can probably make a list like this just by graphing the frequency of word use:
- Support Vector Machines
- Markov segmentation
- geostatistics - Last time I looked at wikipedia’s geostatistics entry it was very highly biased. Watch out!
- Kriging – less mentioned, but heavily used.
- mathematical morphology - Although interestingly, nothing as modern as attribute morphology.
And trendy instrument types:
So there you have it… the must use remote sensing techniques for 2008! I’m sure I’ve missed some though.