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New morphological algorithm for automated interpolation of height grids from contour images
Author(s): Sidney M. Petersen; William A. Barrett; Robert P. Burton
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Paper Abstract

A new morphological algorithm for automated interpolation of height grids from contour images is developed. Explicit identification of contours within the image is not necessary since interpolation is done directly in image space using morphologic iransforms and labeling schemes. 3-D depth-shaded perspective images of height grids for specified viewing angles are generated using transformed height columns. These methods avoid the processing associated with intermediate contour and polygonal representations. Co-registered continuous tone (gray scale) image data is mapped onto the 3-D views. Advantages of this new recursive algorithm include the ability to interpolate and label whole families of points simultaneously and the basing of interpolated values on surrounding contour morphology. In addition, the methodology for decomposition and labeling of contour intervals is directly amenable to parallel implementation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1256, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19890
Show Author Affiliations
Sidney M. Petersen, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
William A. Barrett, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Robert P. Burton, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1256:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications
John O. Merritt; Scott S. Fisher, Editor(s)

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