Evaluation of the Use of High-Resolution Satellite Imagery in Transportation Applications
Report no. CTS 05-11
In this project two sets of programs, based on image-processing techniques, were developed. The first set contains algorithms that detect the roadways. The second set of algorithms detects, classifies, and counts the vehicles on the roadways. For both applications, IKONOS 1-m panchromatic imagery was used. The MATLAB (TM) software was used for the implementation of the programs. A meticulous literature review was performed to identify the current limitations in technology to be able to use remote sensing data to detect snow and ice on the roadways.