TimeSen2Crop: A million labeled samples dataset of Sentinel 2 image time series for crop-type classification

G. Weikmann, C. Paris, Lorenzo Bruzzone

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This article presents TimeSen2Crop, a pixel-based dataset made up of more than 1 million samples of Sentinel 2 time series (TSs) associated to 16 crop types. This dataset, publicly available, aims to contribute to the worldwide research related to the supervised classification of TSs of Sentinel 2 data for crop type mapping. TimeSen2Crop includes atmospherically corrected images and reports the snow, shadows, and clouds information per labeled unit. The provided TSs represent an agronomic year (i.e., period from one year's harvest to the next one for agricultural commodity) ranging from September 2017 to August 2018. To generate the dataset, the publicly available Austrian crop type map based on farmer's declarations has been considered. To ensure the selection of reliable labeled units from the map (i.e., pure pixels correctly associated to their labels), an automatic procedure for the extraction of the training set based on a multitemporal deep learning model has been defined. TimeSen2Crop also includes a TS of Sentinel 2 images acquired in the following agronomic year (i.e., from September 2018 to August 2019). These data are provided with the aim of attract more research activities for solving a typical challenge of the crop type mapping task: Adapting multitemporal deep learning models to different year (domain adaptation). The design of the dataset is described along with a benchmark comparison of deep learning models for crop type mapping.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9408357
Pages (from-to)4699-4708
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


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