Road change detection from multi-spectral aerial data

TitleRoad change detection from multi-spectral aerial data
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMancini A, Frontoni E, Zingaretti P
Conference NameProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition

The paper presents a novel approach to automate the Change Detection (CD) problem for the specific task of road extraction. Manual approaches to CD fail in terms of the time for releasing updated maps; in the contrary, automatic approaches, based on machine learning and image processing techniques, allow to update large areas in a short time with an accuracy and precision comparable to those obtained by human operators. This work is focused on the road-graph update starting from aerial, multi-spectral data. Georeferenced, ground data, acquired by a GPS and an inertial sensor, are integrated with aerial data to speed up the change detector. After roads extraction by means of a binary AdaBoost classifier, the old road-graph is updated exploiting a particle filter. In particular this filter results very useful to link (track) parts of roads not extracted by the classifier due to the presence of occlusions (e.g., shadows, trees). © 2010 IEEE.