Wide-baseline image change detection

Ziggy Jones, Mike Brookes, Pier Luigi Dragotti, David Benton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


We present a fully automated method for the detection of changes within a scene between a reference and a sample image whose viewing angles differ by up to 30°. We also describe an extension to the SIFT technique that allows extracted feature points to be matched over wider viewing angles. Matched correspondences between reference and sample images are used to construct a Delaunay triangulation and changes are detected by comparing triangles after affine compensation using a dense SIFT metric. False positives are reduced by using a novel technique introduced as local plane matching (LPM) to match mean-shift segments in unmatched areas using the homographies of local planes to compensate for perspective distortions. The method is shown to achieve pixel-level equal error rates of 5% at a 10° azimuth view angle difference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2014
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479957514
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2014


  • Affine Compensation
  • Change Detection
  • Feature Points
  • Image Matching
  • Local Features
  • Segmentation
  • SIFT
  • Wide Baseline


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