Aerial photographs and satellite images are one of the resources used for earth observation. In practice, automated detection of roads on aerial images is of significant values for the application such as car navigation, law enforcement, and fire services. In this paper, we present a novel road extraction method from aerial images based on an improved generative adversarial network, which is an end-to-end framework only requiring a few samples for training. Experimental results on the Massachusetts Roads Dataset show that the proposed method provides better performance than several state of the art techniques in terms of detection accuracy, recall, precision and F1-score.
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Funding: This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61772400, Grant 61801351, Grant 61501353, Grant 61772399, and Grant 61573267. H. Zhou was supported by UK EPSRC under Grant EP/N011074/1, Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship under Grant NA160342, and European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no.720325. The APC was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61772400, Grant 61501353, Grant 61772399, and Grant 61573267.
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- Deep learning
- Generative adversarial network
- Road extraction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)