NSERC CRD/DND project DAEDALUS kick-off
DAEDALUS(Massive-scale Urban Reconstruction, Classification, and Rendering from Remote Sensor Imagery) has received $599,317.50 CAD in funding from Presagis Inc, Canada’s Department of National Defense, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada under grant agreement DNDPJ515556- 17.
On August 1st, 2018, the kick-off meeting for the DAEDALUS project was held.
More information can be found on the project’s website: daedalus.theictlab.org
Project description: Advances in remote sensing technologies have enabled the widespread availability of geo-imagery including satellite and oblique aerial images, and a relatively recent yet fast maturing technology called wide-area motion imagery (WAMI). Remote sensing has already been successfully employed in many applications such as intelligence, security, reconnaissance, urban planning and monitoring, etc. However, images corresponding to urban areas typically result in large volumes of data which require new computer vision and 3D graphics techniques for emerging data exploitation, including 3D reconstruction, geospatial feature classification and photorealistic rendering of the reconstructed models. Our proposed research methodology is to develop new techniques for handling big sets of large-sized images containing repetitive patterns using dense matching and deep learning for 3D reconstruction, object classification, and realistic appearance modeling.