19 June 2014 Efficient feature extraction from wide-area motion imagery by MapReduce in Hadoop
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Wide-Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) feature extraction is important for applications such as target tracking, traffic management and accident discovery. With the increasing amount of WAMI collections and feature extraction from the data, a scalable framework is needed to handle the large amount of information. Cloud computing is one of the approaches recently applied in large scale or big data. In this paper, MapReduce in Hadoop is investigated for large scale feature extraction tasks for WAMI. Specifically, a large dataset of WAMI images is divided into several splits. Each split has a small subset of WAMI images. The feature extractions of WAMI images in each split are distributed to slave nodes in the Hadoop system. Feature extraction of each image is performed individually in the assigned slave node. Finally, the feature extraction results are sent to the Hadoop File System (HDFS) to aggregate the feature information over the collected imagery. Experiments of feature extraction with and without MapReduce are conducted to illustrate the effectiveness of our proposed Cloud-Enabled WAMI Exploitation (CAWE) approach.
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Erkang Cheng, Erkang Cheng, Liya Ma, Liya Ma, Adam Blaisse, Adam Blaisse, Erik Blasch, Erik Blasch, Carolyn Sheaff, Carolyn Sheaff, Genshe Chen, Genshe Chen, Jie Wu, Jie Wu, Haibin Ling, Haibin Ling, } "Efficient feature extraction from wide-area motion imagery by MapReduce in Hadoop", Proc. SPIE 9089, Geospatial InfoFusion and Video Analytics IV; and Motion Imagery for ISR and Situational Awareness II, 90890J (19 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054690; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054690
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