MATIS

MATIS and IGN

The MATIS lab. is located at Saint-Mandé, bordering Paris in France. It depends on the Research Unit in Geo-Information Science of the French Mapping Agency (IGN), which itself belongs to the Research and Teaching Department of IGN.


The MATIS lab. leads research activities in the fields of mathematics and computer science applied to photogrammetry, computer vision and remote sensing dedicated to ground-based, aerial and satellite multi-sensor imagery (optical, LiDAR, radar, etc.). Read more...



Laser Scan and Image provided by Stéréopolis

Laser Scan and Image provided by the mobile mapping system Stéréopolis



History


Born in 1993 to develop the research at IGN in photogrammetry and remote sensing, the MATIS is now in charge of research activities centered on terrestrial, aerial and satellite multi-sensor imagery. The team was successively headed by Olivier Jamet, Daniel Piquet-Pellorce, Marc Pierrot-Deseilligny, Didier Boldo, Nicolas Paparoditis and Valérie Gouet-Brunet.



Presentation


The MATIS lab. leads research activities in the fields of mathematics and computer science applied to photogrammetry, computer vision and remote sensing dedicated to multi-sensor imagery (optical, LiDAR, radar, etc.). Its main mission is the improvement of the production, analysis and promotion of the IGN geographical repositories in ground-based, aerial and satellite imagery.

Its researchers have developed competences in the whole processing chain dedicated to remote sensing: radiometry, photogrammetry, analysis and synthesis of physical images, 2D and 3D computer vision, 3D reconstruction of surfaces and complex objects, large scale indexing, pattern recognition, learning, data qualification, visualization and interaction. This expertise is deployed in the context of metrology that is inherent to photogrammetry, and the variety, complexity and volume of the produced and manipulated data have placed the MATIS into the domain of Big Data for several years

The MATIS is also involved in the open source community, by proposing libraries and benchmarks in open source. In addition, the MATIS has carried out several supporting actions towards IGN departments of development and production (such as tools and frameworks for IGN databases vectorization, 3D city reconstruction, segmentation and classification of vegetation, mobile mapping with Stereopolis, visualization and interaction with iTowns, etc.).


Research axes


The team is currently organized in 5 research groups.




More details about the MATIS activities


Job opportunities


Regularly, the MATIS offers internship, engineer, PhD thesis and postdoc positions.

Available positions



Publications and Open source


The MATIS website indexes the publications of its current and past members, as well as open source projects and benchmarks.

List of publications browser
Open source libraries and benchmarks



MATIS staff directory


The MATIS is currently composed of 34 researchers, among them 17 permanent researchers and 11 PhD students.

MATIS staff directory

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