A fuzzy automatic car detection method based on high resolution satellite imagery and Geodesic morphology

N. Zarrinpanjeh*, F. Dadrassjavan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Automatic car detection and recognition from aerial and satellite images is mostly practiced for the purpose of easy and fast traffic monitoring in cities and rural areas where direct approaches are proved to be costly and inefficient. Towards the goal of automatic car detection and in parallel with many other published solutions, in this paper, morphological operators and specifically Geodesic dilation are studied and applied on GeoEye-1 images to extract car items in accordance with available vector maps. The results of Geodesic dilation are then segmented and labeled to generate primitive car items to be introduced to a fuzzy decision making system, to be verified. The verification is performed inspecting major and minor axes of each region and the orientations of the cars with respect to the road direction. The proposed method is implemented and tested using GeoEye-1 pansharpen imagery. Generating the results it is observed that the proposed method is successful according to overall accuracy of 83%. It is also concluded that the results are sensitive to the quality of available vector map and to overcome the shortcomings of this method, it is recommended to consider spectral information in the process of hypothesis verification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
PublisherInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
Pages299-303
Number of pages5
Volume42
Edition4W4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventTehran's Joint ISPRS International Conferences of the 2nd Geospatial Information Research, GI Research 2017, the 4th Sensors and Models in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, SMPR 2017 and the 6th Earth Observation of Environmental Changes, EOEC 2017 - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: 7 Oct 201710 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
PublisherCopernicus
ISSN (Print)1682-1750

Conference

ConferenceTehran's Joint ISPRS International Conferences of the 2nd Geospatial Information Research, GI Research 2017, the 4th Sensors and Models in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, SMPR 2017 and the 6th Earth Observation of Environmental Changes, EOEC 2017
CountryIran, Islamic Republic of
CityTehran
Period7/10/1710/10/17

Keywords

  • Car detection
  • Fuzzy inference system
  • Geodesic morphology
  • Satellite imagery
  • ITC-CV

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