AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION OF VECTOR DATA WITH OPTICAL IMAGES
Keywords: Optical satellite imagery, vector-to-image registration, vector conflation, feature extraction, Orfeo ToolBox
Abstract. This paper presents a method to perform automatic vector-to-image registration. The proposed method performs well on different kinds of optical satellite images from Very High Resolution (VHR, sub-meter resolution) to images in the 10/20 m resolution range. It allows to automatically register vector dataset such as urban maps (by using building layers). In contrast with existing methods, our method needs few prior-knowledge on the features to match and can therefore adapt to different landscapes.
This paper demonstrates the method robustness in several use-cases and presents the implementation which will soon be available as open-source software.