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International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

ISSN: 2074-9074 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9082 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIGSP Vol.4, No.11, Oct. 2012

Efficient Algorithm for Railway Tracks Detection Using Satellite Imagery

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Author(s)

Ali Javed,Khuram Ashfaq Qazi,Muazzam Maqsood,Khurram Ali Shah

Index Terms

Efficient, Detection, Locomotive and catastrophe

Abstract

Satellite imagery can produce maps including roads, railway tracks, buildings, bridges, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc. In developed countries like USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, images produced by Google map are of high resolution and good quality. On the other hand, mostly images of the third world countries like Pakistan, Asian and African countries are of poor quality and not clearly visible. Similarly railway tracks of these countries are hardly visible in Google map. We have developed an efficient algorithm for railway track detection from a low quality image of Google map. This would lead to detect damaged railway track, railway crossings and help to schedule/divert locomotive movements in order to avoid catastrophe.

Cite This Paper

Ali Javed,Khuram Ashfaq Qazi,Muazzam Maqsood,Khurram Ali Shah,"Efficient Algorithm for Railway Tracks Detection Using Satellite Imagery", IJIGSP, vol.4, no.11, pp.34-40, 2012.

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