By Topic

Building recognition from aerial images combining segmentation and shadow

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Keyan Ren ; Dept. of Autom., Univ. of Posts & Telecommun., Beijing, China ; Hanxu Sun ; Qingxuan Jia ; Jianbo Shi

We propose a novel building detection algorithm for processing high-resolution aerial images. Our algorithm exploits the building-shadow geometric relationship according to lighting models, making it suitable to detect buildings in a more general setting, possibly with irregular shapes. We use image segmentation to provide spatial support for both building and shadow detections. A novel confidence method is developed to label building and shadow segments by jointly reasoning: 1) the likelihood of shadows; 2) building-shadow configuration, and 3) building-building similarity. Our method is tested on a wide range of aerial images. Qualitative and quantitative results demonstrate its effectiveness on detecting and extracting buildings from background clutter.

Published in:

Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems, 2009. ICIS 2009. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

Date of Conference:

20-22 Nov. 2009