Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 1009–1017, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-1009-2019
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 1009–1017, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-1009-2019

Short communication 28 Oct 2019

Short communication | 28 Oct 2019

Short Communication: A simple workflow for robust low-cost UAV-derived change detection without ground control points

Kristen L. Cook and Michael Dietze

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AR by Kristen Cook on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Sep 2019) by Giulia Sofia
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Sep 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Oct 2019) by Giulia Sofia
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Oct 2019) by Heather Viles(Editor)
AR by Kristen Cook on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
UAVs have become popular tools for detecting topographic changes. Traditionally, detecting small amounts of change between two UAV surveys requires each survey to be highly accurate. We take an alternative approach and present a simple processing workflow that produces survey pairs or sets that are highly consistent with each other, even when the overall accuracy is relatively low. This greatly increases our ability to detect changes in settings where ground control is not possible.