Searching image keypoints in Orfeo Toolbox (OTB)


David Núñez Clemente
Published on the web: Dec 11, 2010

| Introduction | Aims | Results | References | Links | Acknowledments |


Orfeo Toolbox (OTB) is an open source library for remote sensing image processing based on the medical image processing library (ITK). It is developed by the French Space Agency (CNES), distributed under CeCILL license (similar to GPL) and it can be used on Linux, Unix and Windows platforms. The main purpose of this project is to test SIFT and SURF implementations inside OTB and compare their performace with the original implementations of the algorithms.


The aims of the project can be summarized in the following points:

  • Test SIFT and SURF image keypoints search within OTB.
  • Test matching points search within OTB.
  • Compare results with SIFT and SURF original implementations.
  • Analyse results with multi-spectral images.


[Updates coming soon ...]


OTB Development Team. "The Orfeo Tool Box Software Guide".


Orfeo Toolbox (OTB) can be found here.

Lowe's SIFT keypoint descriptor is in this link.

and original SURF implementation is here.


First I would like to thank INTA for granting me the Rafael Calvo Rodés scholarship, where I started in the computer vision field, and specially to Severino Fernández, who was my supervisor during this time.

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2010.