Multiple view geometry in remote sensing: An empirical study based on Pleiades satellite images

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Roland Perko, Mathias Schardt , Livia Piermattei, Stefan Auer, and Peter M. Roth.

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium , 1/2019


In contrast to the fields of computer vision and photogrammetry, multiple view geometry has not been extensively exploited in the remote sensing domain so far. Therefore, an empirical study is conducted based on multi view Pléiades data that depicts a scene from multiple orbits and multiple incidence angles. First, an accuracy analysis of the 2D and 3D geo-location performance is elaborated showing that ground control points can be modelled with a root mean square residual error below 30 cm in East, North, and height. Second, digital surface models are reconstructed from all possible stereo pairs and are additionally fused in the multiple view geometry sense. It is shown that employing more data increases the accuracy of the digital surface model while reducing the amount of the non-reconstructed regions.