We are very happy (indeed) to announce that the OTB 3.14.0 Release Candidate, codename “Happy” is ready for testing !
Sources (OTB, Monteverdi, OTB-Wrapping) and binary packages (Monteverdi for Mac OS X and Windows) can be downloaded here.
Some of the major changes in this release are:
- Full support of Pléiades imagery: reading and uncompressing, RPC sensor modeling and radiometric calibration for both Dimap v2 (official) and Dimap v1 format, stitching of multiple-tiles products through Monteverdi … Read this cookbook chapter for more details.
- A new set of classes based on GDAL/OGR to handle large vector datasets efficiently, and to perform exact conversion between the two common data representations in the OBIA paradigm, i.e. labeled raster and vector datasets,
- A complete framework to perform segmentation (using various set of segmentation algorithms including : Connected Component, Watershed, or a new homemade version of MeanShift algorithm) of very large images and export results to your favourite GIS software (see this post for more details)
- An extended suite of filters and associated applications to go from raw stereo pairs all the way to a real cartographic Digital Elevation Model (see this cookbook chapter): resampling of the image pairs into epipolar geometry, pixel-wise block matching, sub-pixel interpolation, projection to a DEM …
There are a lot more new things coming with this release! For more information, please read the complete release note available here.
Remember, there is an extensive set of applications available with OTB! Read more on how to use them here or have look at the reference documentation here.
As usual, Release Candidates are made to be tested and stressed, so do not hesitate to give it a try and report whatever you find suspicious on the users list, or directly on the BugTracker.
Happy Testing of the Happy release!