The Image Change Detection ArcGIS Pro Template detects image change using raster functions. The change detection workflow is based on the use of image differencing as a means of identifying change. The change detection workflow can easily be used with the accompanying sample imagery or other multi-spectral-based imagery to quickly find areas of change.

This template will:

  • Provide a workflow for image change detection using raster functions.
  • Perform simple image differencing as the change detection methodology.
  • Create a change/no change image as an output.


Image Change Detection requires some remote sensing background or experience with remote sensing indices. In addition, see the ArcGIS Pro minimum system requirements. Image Change Detection 2.0.1 is supported on ArcGIS Pro 1.3.

Requirement Description
  • Running tasks in ArcGIS Pro
  • Using raster functions in ArcGIS Pro
  • General understanding of remote sensing
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.3 Advanced

What you get

When you download the Image Change Detection ArcGIS Project Template file, the download includes the following:

Folder Item Description
Maps Detect Change A project map used to display imagery.
Tasks Unpack and Import the Project Components A set of instructions for unpacking the template.
Image Differencing Change Detection A set of instructions for the image differencing workflow.
Example Change Detection A set of instructions for a shortened image differencing workflow.
RasterFunctionTemplates Change 2015-2013 Raster processing chain combining the raster functions used in the image differencing workflow.
commondata DemoImagery.zip Landsat 8 imagery from 2013 and 2015 that has had the Apparent Reflectance raster function applied and clipped to a smaller footprint.

What's new

Below are the release notes for Image Change Detection. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other military and intelligence community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Version Description
2.0.1 Image Change Detection template for ArcGIS Pro 1.3.
2.0.0 Image Change Detection template for ArcGIS Pro 1.2 updated for bug fixes.
1.0.0 Initial release of the Image Change Detection template for ArcGIS Pro 1.1.

Get started with the Image Change Detection template

You may be interested in

... related solutions that can be configured for your organization:

Automated deployment options

With ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, users can now automate the deployment of this solution in their ArcGIS organization. Follow a few simple steps to quickly deploy the solution, configure it, and load your data when necessary.