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Road extraction by point-wise Gaussian models
Author(s): Fatih M. Porikli
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Paper Abstract

We present a Gaussain model based approach for robust and automatic extraction of roads from very low-resolution satellite imagery. First, the input image is filtered to suppress the regions that the likelihood of existing a road pixel is low. Then, the road magnitude and orientation are computed by evaluating the responses from a quadruple orthogonal line filter set. A mapping from the line domain to the vector domain is used to determine the line strength and orientation for each point. A Gaussian model is fitted to point and matching models are updated recursively. The iterative process consists of finding the connected road points, fusing them with the previous image, passing them through the directional line filter set and computing new magnitudes and orientations. The road segments are updated at each iteration, and the process continues until there are no further changes in the roads extracted. Experimental results demonstrate the success of the proposed algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5093, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery IX, (23 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487461
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Fatih M. Porikli, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5093:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery IX
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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