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

Matt Amos zerebubuth at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 19:50:41 BST 2009

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de> wrote:
> 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?
> http://sift.openstreetphoto.org/templates/C1.png
> This thing is totally 'unsiftable'.

wouldn't there usually be something inside the circle?

>> 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 :)

sure :-)



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