Seamline determination based on semantic segmentation for aerial image mosaicking

Shunta Saito, Ryota Arai, Yoshimitsu Aoki

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We propose a novel method for seamline determination based on semantic segmentation for aerial image mosaicking. First, we train a convolutional neural network (CNN) for pixel labeling to extract building regions. Using the trained CNN, we create a building probability map from an input aerial image with no pre-processing. We then use Dijkstra's algorithm to find the optimal seamline as a shortest path on the map. We evaluate the quality of the seamlines produced by our method on actual aerial images. Finally, we show that our seamlines never pass through any buildings and compare the effectiveness with the conventional mean-shift segmentation-based method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7355281
Pages (from-to)2847-2856
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 17



  • Artificial neural networks
  • Computer vision
  • Image processing
  • Neural networks
  • Remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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