SeasonDepth: Cross-Season Monocular Depth Prediction Dataset and Benchmark under Multiple Environments

Authors: Hanjiang Hu, Baoquan Yang, Zhijian Qiao, Shiqi Liu, Ding Zhao, Hesheng Wang
Affiliations: Carnegie Mellon University Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Update Log

  • Nov., 2022 : The depth ground truth for SeasonDepth Prediction Challenge test set has been released here to boost the research community using leaderboard. We are hosting the RoboDepth (Robust Out-of-distribution Depth prediction) Challenge at ICRA 2023. Stay tuned!
  • Jul., 2022 : The SeasonDepth Prediction Challenge has been reopened for IROS 2022 online Competition in October. Get ready to submit you results!
  • May, 2022 : The SeasonDepth Prediction Challenge and Workshop on Trustworthy Autonomy and Robotics was successfully held at ICRA 2022. Thanks all the speakers and congratulations to the winners on the final leaderboard!
  • Feb., 2022 : The SeasonDepth Prediction Challenge will be held at ICRA 2022 Competition in May and IROS 2022 online Competition in October.
  • Jan., 2022 : The SeasonDepth Prediction Challenge is online now! Sign up and participate in the competition!
  • Aug., 2021 : SeasonDepth training set v1.1 and the fine-tuned models released, including 3 new slices for model fine-tuning.
  • Jul., 2021 : SeasonDepth training set v1 and the fine-tuned models released.
  • Jun., 2021 : SeasonDepth website and benchmark toolkit released along with validation set.

  • Introduction

    SeasonDepth is a monocular depth prediction dataset that contains multi-traverse outdoor images from changing environments. It is the first depth prediction dataset with multi-environment road scenes to benchmark the depth prediction performance under different environmental conditions. See our arXiv for more details and check out the toolkit repo for SeasonDepth benchmark. The dataset is built through structure from motion based on CMU Visual Localization and CMU-Seasons dataset.





    SeasonDepth Dataset

    Dataset Download

    The test set of SeasonDepth Prediction Challenge test set has been released here for leaderboard. Previously, we have released the validation splits of SeasonDepth for zero-shot evaluation, including RGB images and depth maps under twelve different environments. The released dataset is placed in long-term preserved figshare with persistent identifier Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of 10.6084/m9.figshare.14731323. The validation set is available HERE. The training set of v1.1 has a DOI of 10.6084/m9.figshare.16442025 and is available HERE together with the fine-tuned models on that, feel free to follow BTS and SfMLearner repos to fine-tune or evaluate them for benchmark. The detailed format and structure of validation and training set can be found HERE.

    Dataset Statistics

    The distributions of relative depth value for all the environments are shown below after mean quartile alignment.

    Dataset Details

    The detailed information about partitioning, structure layout and image format can be found HERE.


    SeasonDepth Benchmark

    Baseline Evaluation Results

    Some baselines on SeasonDepth test set are evaluated below. The full leadboard of the test set can be found here with more models.
    Also, we present the cross-dataset performance of monocular depth estimation from KITTI to the SeasonDepth dataset over our validation set. Please refer to our paper for more details.

    Benchmark Toolkit

    Please visit our official repository for SeasonDepth benchmark toolkit.


    License

    The SeasonDepth dataset, the toolkit code and fine-tuned models are under the license of BY-NC-SA 4.0.


    Citation

    If you use the SeasonDepth dataset please cite all of the three references:

    @article{SeasonDepth,
      title={SeasonDepth: Cross-Season Monocular Depth Prediction Dataset and Benchmark under Multiple Environments},
      author={Hu, Hanjiang and Yang, Baoquan and Qiao, Zhijian and Zhao, Ding and Wang, Hesheng},
      journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.04408},
      year={2022}
    }
    
    @inproceedings{Sattler2018CVPR,
      author={Sattler, Torsten and Maddern, Will and Toft, Carl and Torii, Akihiko and Hammarstrand, Lars and Stenborg, Erik and Safari, Daniel and Okutomi, Masatoshi and Pollefeys, Marc and Sivic, Josef and Kahl, Fredrik and Pajdla, Tomas},
      title={{Benchmarking 6DOF Outdoor Visual Localization in Changing Conditions}},
      booktitle={Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      year={2018},
    }
    
    @inproceedings{badino2011visual,
      title={Visual topometric localization},
      author={Badino, Hern{\'a}n and Huber, Daniel and Kanade, Takeo},
      booktitle={2011 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV)},
      pages={794--799},
      year={2011},
      organization={IEEE}
    }
    
    


    Contact

    If you have any questions, please contact us through seasondepth@outlook.com.





    Last updated: Nov. 21st, 2022