I've been interested in computer vision for a long time, but I haven't had any free time to make any progress until this holiday season. Over Christmas and the New Years I experimented with various methodologies in OpenCV to detect road signs and other objects of interest to OpenStreetMap. After some failed experiments with thresholding and feature detection, the excellent /r/computervision suggested using the dlib C++ module because it has more consistently-good documentation and the pre-built tools are faster.
After a day or two figuring out how to compile the examples, I finally made some progress:
Compiling dlib C++ on a Mac with Homebrew
dlibfrom Github to your local machine: