A Large-Scale Measurement and Quantitative Analysis Method of Façade Color in the Urban Street Using Deep Learning [chapter]

Jiaxin Zhang, Tomohiro Fukuda, Nobuyoshi Yabuki
2021 Proceedings of the 2020 DigitalFUTURES  
AbstractColor planning has become a significant issue in urban development, and an overall cognition of the urban color identities will help to design a better urban environment. However, the previous measurement and analysis methods for the facade color in the urban street are limited to manual collection, which is challenging to carry out on a city scale. Recent emerging dataset street view image and deep learning have revealed the possibility to overcome the previous limits, thus bringing
more » ... ward a research paradigm shift. In the experimental part, we disassemble the goal into three steps: firstly, capturing the street view images with coordinate information through the API provided by the street view service; then extracting facade images and cleaning up invalid data by using the deep-learning segmentation method; finally, calculating the dominant color based on the data on the Munsell Color System. Results can show whether the color status satisfies the requirements of its urban plan for façade color in the street. This method can help to realize the refined measurement of façade color using open source data, and has good universality in practice.
doi:10.1007/978-981-33-4400-6_9 fatcat:fws4ewxnq5h4vniinlb2jsvrha