Automatic Extraction of Power Lines From Aerial Images

  title={Automatic Extraction of Power Lines From Aerial Images},
  author={Guangjian Yan and Chaoyang Li and Guoqing Zhou and Wuming Zhang and Xiaowen Li},
  journal={IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters},
There has been little investigation for the automatic extraction of power lines from aerial images due to the low resolution of aerial images in the past decades. With increasing aerial photogrammetric technology and sensor technology, it is possible for photogrammetrists to monitor the status of power lines. This letter analyzes the property of imaged power lines and presents an algorithm to automatically extract the power line from aerial images acquired by an aerial digital camera onboard a… 
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