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Detecting human settlements in satellite images
Author(s): Sailes K. Sengupta; Chandrika Kamath; Douglas N. Poland; John A. H. Futterman
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Paper Abstract

The automated production of maps of human settlement from recent satellite images is essential to detailed studies of urbanization, population movement, and the like. Commercial satellite imagery is becoming available with sufficient spectral and spatial resolution to apply computer vision techniques previously considered only for laboratory (high resolution, low noise) images. In this paper we attempt to extract human settlement from IKONOS 4-band and panchromatic images using spectral segmentation together with a form of generalized second-order statistics and detection of edges, corners, and other candidate human-made features in the imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5001, Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, (18 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500370
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Sailes K. Sengupta, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Chandrika Kamath, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Douglas N. Poland, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John A. H. Futterman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5001:
Optical Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Theodore T. Saito; Monya A. Lane, Editor(s)

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