Cross-View Image Sequence Geo-Localization

Xiaohan Zhang, Waqas Sultani, Safwan Wshah; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2023, pp. 2914-2923


Cross-view geo-localization aims to estimate the GPS location of a query ground-view image by matching it to images from a reference database of geo-tagged aerial images. To address this challenging problem, recent approaches use panoramic ground-view images to increase the range of visibility. Although appealing, panoramic images are not readily available compared to the videos of limited Field-Of-View (FOV) images. In this paper, we present the first cross-view geo-localization method that works on a sequence of limited FOV images. Our model is trained end-to-end to capture the temporal structure that lies within the frames using the attention-based temporal feature aggregation module. To robustly tackle different sequences length and GPS noises during inference, we propose to use a sequential dropout scheme to simulate variant length sequences. To evaluate the proposed approach in realistic settings, we present a new large-scale dataset containing ground-view sequences along with the corresponding aerial-view images. Extensive experiments and comparisons demonstrate the superiority of the proposed approach compared to several competitive baselines.

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@InProceedings{Zhang_2023_WACV, author = {Zhang, Xiaohan and Sultani, Waqas and Wshah, Safwan}, title = {Cross-View Image Sequence Geo-Localization}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)}, month = {January}, year = {2023}, pages = {2914-2923} }