Context-supported vehicle detection in optical satellite images of urban areas

@article{Hinz2005ContextsupportedVD,
  title={Context-supported vehicle detection in optical satellite images of urban areas},
  author={Stefan Hinz and Jens Leitloff and Uwe Stilla},
  journal={Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2005. IGARSS '05.},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={2937-2941}
}
Due to increasing traffic there is high demand in traffic monitoring of densely populated urban areas. In our approach we focus on the detection of vehicle queues and use a priori information of roads location and direction. In high resolution satellite imagery single vehicles can hardly be separated since they are merged to either dark or bright ribbons. Initial hypotheses for the queues can be extracted as lines in scale space which represent the centres of the queues. We exploit the context… CONTINUE READING