Practical Methods for man-made feature extraction from remote sensing imagery and applications to national topographic map updating

The objective of this project is to participate in the development of automated methods for the extraction of cartographic features from satellite images with high spatial resolutions. Emphasis will be placed on man-made features of interest, including roads, settlement extent and large infrastructures, etc. This will involve review and performance assessment of existing methods, data preprocessing, software implementation and evaluation of new image processing methods suitable for high resolution images. In addition, the potential achievements of this project will be summarized for publishing on academic journals. The results of this project will be useful for updating the national topographic mapsystems of Canada. The partner organization, i.e. MDA, will benefit from the development experience and methods resulted from this project for processing the satellite images and extracting features. The possible result of this project is believed to be helpful for generating and improving the products of MDA.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Jinfei Wang


Ji Zhou


MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.


Geography / Geology / Earth science


Aerospace and defense


Western University



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