Caleb Robinson, Kolya Malkin, Nebojsa Jojic, Huijun Chen, Rongjun Qin, Changlin Xiao, Michael Schmitt, Pedram Ghamisi, Ronny Hansch, and Naoto Yokoya
This paper presents the scientific outcomes of the 2020 Data Fusion Contest organized by the Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. The 2020 Contest addressed the problem of automatic global land-cover mapping with weak supervision, i.e. estimating high-resolution semantic maps while only low-resolution reference data is available during training. Two separate competitions were organized to assess two different scenarios: 1) high-resolution labels are not available at all and 2) a small amount of high-resolution labels are available additionally to low-resolution reference data. In this paper we describe the DFC2020 dataset that remains available for further evaluation of corresponding approaches and report the results of the best-performing methods during the contest.
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 2021-03-04.