Automatic Road Extraction from Aerial Images: A Contemporary Survey

David Tien, Wenjing Jia

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This paper describes a contemporary literature review outcomes on automatic road extraction from aerial images. The main focus is on automatic road extraction, but it also discusses the possible extension on automatic extraction of other man-made objects, such as buildings, dams, swimming pools, etc. This paper first discusses the background of the topic, including the difficulties of the problem and the evaluation methods. Then five typical method currently proposed for road extraction are reviewed. Technical details are critically reviewed for future reference and comparison. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach are discussed. Based on this discussion, future work and possible methods are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th ICITA 2007
EditorsShi Guanfan
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherMacquarie Scientific Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780980326703
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA) - Harbin, China, China
Duration: 15 Jan 200718 Jan 2007


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA)

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