[OSM-dev] [GSoC] Automatic Street-Sign Detection and Reading - was: [GSoC] A GPX photo stamper.

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Fri Apr 3 19:51:55 BST 2009

Tijs Zwinkels wrote:
> I just posted my proposal to the wiki: 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/GSoC_Student_Applications_2009#Draft_application:_Automatic_Street-Sign_Detection_and_Reading 
> .
> It might still have a few rough edges. Feedback is welcome!
> A few specific questions:
> - Do you agree that part of the deliverables is to have the street-sign 
> detector implemented in JOSM? Would this be the right place to implement 
> this system? Are we even interested in implementing this system 
> somewhere, or should it just be a proof-of-concept?

I would go outside JOSM, and make this a webapp that can be included as 
a layer in any editor. WMS like. But please keep in mind that SIFT will 
*not* work for the typical streetsign because SIFT looks for features, 
which are typically not present in the 'easy to understand' signs 
(because they use colours).

> - Would anybody be interested in mentoring this interesting project? 
> Preferably someone with SIFT-experience, but I would be happy to work 
> with anyone who's enthusiastic about this project. Stefan or Matt maybe? :)

You can add me to the list of volunteers ;)


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