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Remote sensing image registration is the process of spatial alignment of two or more images through geometric transformation. It is an important preprocessing operation for image fusion, change detection, agricultural monitoring and other remote sensing applications. Considering that remote sensing image has the characteristics of large-scale change, complex ground covers and imaging modalities, although a large number of registration methods have been developed, there is still a lack of methods which can be widely used in different scenarios. Therefore, the research on registration algorithm with high efficiency, high robustness, high precision and wide applicability is of great significance. In recent years, deep learning which achieves great success in the field of natural image and medical image registration, provides a new way for remote sensing image registration. Firstly, we introduced two kinds of traditional registration methods, and analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of area-based and feature-based registration methods in details from the aspects of registration accuracy, efficiency and algorithm robustness. Generally speaking, there are two main problems in traditional methods: poor applicability and insufficient utilization of the deep semantic information of the image. Secondly, we focused on the important progress of deep learning in area-based registration method and feature-based registration method. According to the specific application purpose of deep learning, we made a more detailed division of the above two methods, and summarized the advantages and disadvantages of the existing research. In addition, considering the importance of datasets for deep learning, we sorted and shared some public datasets for remote sensing image registration. Thanks to the great progress of earth observation technology, more and more remote sensing images are put into application. Image registration is the key step of remote sensing image preprocessing and the basic research content of quantitative remote sensing analysis. In recent years, the research on remote sensing image registration algorithm based on deep learning has shown an increasing trend, but it is still in the early stage, and the framework is not mature. It mainly includes but is not limited to the following shortcomings: (1) lack of open source standard datasets; (2) difficult to apply to large-scale remote sensing images; (3) insufficient utilization of geospatial information and spectral information of remote sensing images; (4) long training time and the large computing overhead. From the perspective of data and methods, we looked forward to the application of deep learning in the field of remote sensing image registration, and put forward four main research directions: (1) remote sensing image registration datasets; (2) registration methods based on hybrid model; (3) registration methods based on different neural networks; (4) training strategy based on small samples.