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Remote Sens. 2019, 11(8), 930;

Aerial Image Road Extraction Based on an Improved Generative Adversarial Network

Key Laboratory of Intelligent Perception and Image Understanding of Ministry of Education, International Research Center for Intelligent Perception and Computation, Joint International Research Laboratory of Intelligent Perception and Computation, School of Artificial Intelligence, Xidian University, Xi’an 710071, China
Computer Science Department, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Department of Informatics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
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Received: 19 February 2019 / Revised: 1 April 2019 / Accepted: 9 April 2019 / Published: 17 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Deep Transfer Learning for Remote Sensing)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: deep learning; road extraction; generative adversarial network deep learning; road extraction; generative adversarial network

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Zhang, X.; Han, X.; Li, C.; Tang, X.; Zhou, H.; Jiao, L. Aerial Image Road Extraction Based on an Improved Generative Adversarial Network. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 930.

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