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

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sat Apr 4 14:38:49 BST 2009

Matt Amos wrote:
>>>     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).
> wouldn't SIFT (or variants thereof) work really well against a
> database of exemplars, i.e: pictures of existing street signs,
> isolated letters from the font used for street signage?


This thing is totally 'unsiftable'.

> i'm happy to advise on this project, but i have to state up-front that
> i don't have the experience that stefan has with SIFT, etc...

Just add your name to the list :)


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