Benchmarks for Object Detection in Aerial Images


This codebase is created to build benchmarks for object detection in aerial images. It is modified from mmdetection. The master branch works with PyTorch 1.1 or higher. If you would like to use PyTorch 0.4.1, please checkout to the pytorch-0.4.1 branch.


Main Features

To adapt to object detection in aerial images, this repo has several unique and new features compared to the original mmdetection


This project is released under the Apache 2.0 license.

Benchmark and model zoo

Get Started

Please see for the basic usage of mmdetection.


We appreciate all contributions to improve benchmarks for object detection in aerial images.


If you use DOTA dataset, codebase or models in your research, please consider cite .

  title={DOTA: A large-scale dataset for object detection in aerial images},
  author={Xia, Gui-Song and Bai, Xiang and Ding, Jian and Zhu, Zhen and Belongie, Serge and Luo, Jiebo and Datcu, Mihai and Pelillo, Marcello and Zhang, Liangpei},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition},

  title={MMDetection: Open mmlab detection toolbox and benchmark},
  author={Chen, Kai and Wang, Jiaqi and Pang, Jiangmiao and Cao, Yuhang and Xiong, Yu and Li, Xiaoxiao and Sun, Shuyang and Feng, Wansen and Liu, Ziwei and Xu, Jiarui and others},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.07155},

author = {Ding, Jian and Xue, Nan and Long, Yang and Xia, Gui-Song and Lu, Qikai},
title = {Learning RoI Transformer for Oriented Object Detection in Aerial Images},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}

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