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Extraction of geographic features using multioperator fusion
Author(s): Pierre Dherete; Jacky Desachy
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Paper Abstract

Automatic analysis of remote sensing images faces different problems: context diversity, complexity of information. To simplify identification and to limit the search space, we use extra data and knowledge to help the scene understanding. Diversity and imprecision of information sources generate new problems. The fuzzy logic theory is used to solve the problem of imprecision. Many extraction algorithms are used to provide a more reliable result. Extraction may be performed either globally on the whole image or locally using information of data bases. Each extractor produces a map of certainty factors for a given type of geographic features according to their characteristics: radiometry, color, linear, etc. Maps contain wrong detections due to imperfections of the detectors or non- completeness of generic models. So, we generate a new map using fusion to have a best credibility used to compute a dynamic programming. It finds an optimal path even if the linear feature is partially occluded. But the path is generally erratic due to noise. Then a snake-like technique smooth the path to clean the erratic parts and to tune the level of detail required to represent the geographic features on a map of a given scale. The result is used to update data bases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3500, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing IV, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331887
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Pierre Dherete, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (France)
Jacky Desachy, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3500:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing IV
Sebastiano Bruno Serpico, Editor(s)

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