Image and Signal Processing Methods

Image matching using structural similarity and geometric constraint approaches on remote sensing images

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Jian-hua Guo

Liaoning Technical University, School of Geomatics, Fuxin, Liaoning 123000, China

Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, Beijing 100048, China

Fan Yang, Jing-xue Wang

Liaoning Technical University, School of Geomatics, Fuxin, Liaoning 123000, China

Hai Tan

Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, Beijing 100048, China

Zhi-heng Liu

Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, Beijing 100048, China

Chang’an University, School of Geology Engineering and Geomatics, Changan, Shanxi 710064, China

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(4), 045007 (Oct 18, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.10.045007
History: Received December 17, 2015; Accepted September 27, 2016
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Abstract.  Image matching has been a central issue in the field of computer vision and image processing for decades. It is normally based on the maximum similarity between two given images. We propose a similarity measure criterion based on structural similarity (SSIM) for image matching. We use the similarity measure criterion to compute the similarity of the feature points of two images to obtain the matching points. The results show that the correct matching rate of the proposed similarity measure criterion is higher than that of the normalized correlation coefficient. As for the mismatches in the initial set of matches, we use the proposed algorithm to compute the mean structural similarity (MSSIM) index of their neighborhood window image and eliminate those whose values of the MSSIM index are below the threshold. Then we use the geometric distribution of corresponding points in the image space to eliminate the mismatches that are difficult to eliminate using the SSIM algorithm. The experimental result shows that the proposed algorithm is superior to the random sample consensus algorithm in terms of mismatch detection and computational time.

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Jian-hua Guo ; Fan Yang ; Hai Tan ; Jing-xue Wang and Zhi-heng Liu
"Image matching using structural similarity and geometric constraint approaches on remote sensing images", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(4), 045007 (Oct 18, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.10.045007


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