Morphology-Based Method for Reconstruction of Invisible Road Parts on Remote Sensing Imagery and Digitized Maps

  • Bartlomiej Zielinski
  • Marcin Iwanowski
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 95)


Road detection in remote sensing imagery is an important field of interest in remote scene analysis. In complex process of road network extraction one has to cope with many separate problems. One is presence of objects which are similar (or identical) in colour to road surface. Another is absence of some road fragments in the image. In this paper we propose a new approach with use of morphological image processing to address aforementioned issues. Moreover, we claim it works well for road detection on maps. Our experiments prove effectiveness of proposed solution. Along with relative simplicity, our proposal presents a convenient method for road network reconstruction.


Road Network Road Segment Aerial Image Road Detection Morphological Image Processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartlomiej Zielinski
    • 1
  • Marcin Iwanowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Control and Industrial ElectronicsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland

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