[Live-demo] ORFEO Toolbox in OSGeoLive?

Manuel Grizonnet manuel.grizonnet at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 02:38:28 PST 2011

Dear all,

I am part of the OTB development team, we would like to know if there is
possibility to open discussion for the integration of OTB in the OSGeo Live

ORFEO Toolbox library is develop by the French Space Agency
(CNES)<http://www.cnes.fr>  in
the frame of the Methodological Part of the ORFEO Accompaniment
Program<http://smsc.cnes.fr/PLEIADES/A_prog_accomp.htm> to
prepare, accompany and promote the use and the exploitation of the images
derived from Pleiades (PHR) <http://smsc.cnes.fr/PLEIADES/> and Cosmo-Skymed
(CSK) systems.

ORFEO Toolbox (OTB) is distributed as an open source library of image
processing algorithms. OTB is implemented in C++ and is mainly  based on the
medical image processing library ITK <http://www.itk.org/> and offers
particular functionalities for remote sensing image processing in general
and for high spatial resolution images in particular. OTB is distributed
under a free software
to GPL). The library is intensively tested on several platforms as Linux,
Unix, Windows and Mac. (http://dash.orfeo-toolbox.org/)

The library use also other OSGeo Open Source softwares : GDAL, Mapnik,

Most functionalities are also adapted to process huge images using streaming
and multi-threading as often as possible.

Among other, OTB provides a number of heavily documented functionalities as

   - image access: optimized read/write access for most of remote sensing
   image formats, meta-data access, visualization;
   - filtering: blurring, denoising, enhancement;
   - feature extraction: interest points, alignments, lines, radiometric
   - image segmentation: region growing, watershed, level sets;
   - classification: K-means, SVM, Markov random fields;
   - change detection.

There are also related project based on the ORFEO Toolbox:

-OTB-Applications : provide command line interface based on OTB filters.
This CLI are also provided as standalone application (in FLTKL or QT) and
also as QGIS plugin.

-Monteverdi : software based on the ORFEO Toolbox library which allows
building processing chains by selecting modules from a set of menus. It
supports raster and vector data and integrates most of the already existing
OTB applications. The architecture takes advantage of the streaming and
multi-threading capabilities of the OTB pipeline. It also uses cool features
as processing on demand and automagic file format I/O.The modular
architecture provide acces to lot's of OTB functionnalities : Image
Geometry, image filetring and feature extraction, learning methods, SAR

The toolbox (and also related projects) are also provided as binary packages
for Windows, Mac and recently also on Linux Platforms. An OTB repository is
available on launchpad.net for Ubuntu platforms (9.10,10.4,10.10) and also
for OpenSuse platforms.

Here you can ind detailed informations about access to the source code or to
binary packages : http://www.orfeo-toolbox.org/otb/download.html

A live DVD is available  for OTB (very handy for demonstration or education
purposes). It's available at:
http://www.orfeo-toolbox.org/otblive/<http://otb/../otblive/> It
was not updated since the last release 3.8.

OTB is under incubation for OSGeo Project.

Do not hesitate if you need further informations about the project.

Best regards,
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