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The Image Change Detection solution 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 solution 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 specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website.

Requirement Description
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.4 - 2.0 (Basic or higher)

What you get

When you download Image Change Detection, you will find the following:

File Folder Description ArcGIS Pro Folder containing an ArcGIS Pro project template with sample data and task lists to get you started with the Image Change Detection workflows.
Resources Supporting files for Image Change Detection.

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 defense community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Date Description
September 2017
  • Added offline documentation

Get started with Image Change Detection

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.