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IARPA Multi-View Stereo 3D Challenge

The availability of public multiple view stereo (MVS) benchmark datasets has been instrumental in enabling research to advance the state of the art in the field and to apply and customize methods to real-world problems. In this work, we provide a public benchmark data set for multiple view stereo applied to 3D outdoor scene mapping using commercial satellite imagery. This data set includes DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 panchromatic and multispectral images of a 100 square kilometer area near San Fernando, Argentina. We also provide 20cm airborne lidar ground truth data for a 20 square kilometer subset of this area and performance analysis software to assess accuracy and completeness metrics. Commercial satellite imagery is provided courtesy of DigitalGlobe, and ground truth lidar is provided courtesy of IARPA. This data supported the IARPA Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge and is now made publicly available with no restrictions to support continued research. JHU/APL does not plan to maintain an online benchmark leaderboard, but we welcome your feedback and would love to hear about what you're doing with the data and include your published results on this page.

Reference the following when reporting results using this data


The following data and source code is available for download using this torrent file and is now also available on SpaceNet.

  • Updated metric analysis software with example results from contest winners
  • Challenge data package with instructions, cropped TIFF images, ground truth, image cropping software, and metric scoring software (1.2 GB)
  • JHU/APL example MVS solution (451 MB)
  • NITF panchromatic, multispectral, and short-wave infrared DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 satellite images (72.1 GB)
  • LAZ lidar point clouds with SBET (2.2 GB)
  • Spectral image calibration software (84 MB)

Published results

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