Topological Height Estimation Using Global Appearance of Images

  • Francisco AmorósEmail author
  • Luis Payá
  • Oscar Reinoso
  • Luis Miguel Jiménez
  • Miguel Juliá
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 253)


In this work we present a comparison of different methods for topological height estimation applicable in UAVs navigation tasks using omnidirectional images. We take profit of the camera calibration information in oder to obtain different projections of the visual information from the omnidirectional images. The descriptors used to collect the visual information are based on the global appearance of the scenes. We test the algorithms using a real and dealing database.


UAV global appearance descriptors zooming omnidirectional image topological navigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Amorós
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis Payá
    • 1
  • Oscar Reinoso
    • 1
  • Luis Miguel Jiménez
    • 1
  • Miguel Juliá
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas IndustrialesMiguel Hernández UniversityElcheSpain

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