DeepGlobe Road Extraction Challenge

Organized by jinghuang - Current server time: May 27, 2018, 1:26 a.m. UTC


May 2, 2018, 4:25 a.m. UTC


May 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. UTC


June 19, 2018, 10 p.m. UTC

DeepGlobe Road Extraction Challenge

In disaster zones, especially in developing countries, maps and accessibility information are crucial for crisis response. We would like to pose the challenge of automatically extracting roads and street networks from satellite images.

For details about other DeepGlobe challenges and the workshop:

Please refer to the following paper if you participate in this challenge or use the dataset for your approach:

author = {Ilke Demir and Krzysztof Koperski and David Lindenbaum and Guan Pang and Jing Huang and Saikat Basu and Forest Hughes and Devis Tuia and Ramesh Raskar},
title = {DeepGlobe 2018: A Challenge to Parse the Earth through Satellite Images},
journal = {arXiv:1805.06561},
year = 2018


The problem is a binary classification problem. Each input is a satellite image. You must predict a mask for the input, i.e., a binary image of the same height and width as the input image,

There are 2 phases:

  • Phase 1: Development phase. We provide you with labeled training dataset and unlabeled validation dataset. You can submit your predictions on the validation data to CodaLab. You will receive feed-back on your performance on the validation set. The performance of your LAST submission will be displayed on the leaderboard.
  • Phase 2: Final phase. The unlabeled testing dataset will be released. You can submit your predictions on the testing dataset to CodaLab. Your performance on the test set will appear on the leaderboard when the organizers finish checking the submissions.

You only need to submit the prediction results (no code). However you need to submit your a short paper of 3 pages (+1 page for references) before May 1st to be eligible for the final phase. We will evaluate your methodology and your results in parallel. Paper submission is open at and please use the CVPR paper template.

The submissions are evaluated using the IoU (Intersection over Union) metric.



To jump start the thought process and the implementation, you can take a look at some open papers below:


Start: March 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

Description: Directly submit results on validation and/or test data; feedback is provided on the validation set only.


Start: May 2, 2018, 4:25 a.m.

Description: Please complete this phase using the Testing dataset. The results on the test set will be revealed when the organizers make them available.


Start: May 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Description: This phase will be used for upcoming competition's development phase in future.


Start: June 19, 2018, 10 p.m.

Description: This phase will be used for upcoming competition's final phase in future.

Competition Ends

May 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

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