ROAD NETWORK IDENTIFICATION AND EXTRACTION IN SATELLITE IMAGERY USING OTSU'S METHOD AND CONNECTED COMPONENT ANALYSIS
Keywords: Road identification, road extraction, Otsu's method, connected component analysis, morphological operations
Abstract. As the high resolution satellite images have become easily available, this has motivated researchers for searching advanced methods for object detection and extraction from satellite images. Roads are important curvilinear object as they are a used in urban planning, emergency response, route planning etc. Automatic road detection from satellite images has now become an important topic in photogrammetry with the advances in remote sensing technology. In this paper, a method for road detection and extraction of satellite images has been introduced. This method uses the concept of histogram equalization, Otsu's method of image segmentation, connected component analysis and morphological operations. The aim of this paper is to discover the potential of high resolution satellite images for detecting and extracting the road network in a robust manner.