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Mosaics of images from architectural and heritage structures
Author(s): Ran Song; John E. Szymanski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an automatic robust system which relies only on the information contained within the original images for the construction of massive composite mosaic images from close-range and high-resolution originals, such as those obtained when imaging architectural and heritage structures. We first apply the Harris Corner Detector to extract a selection of corners and, then, employ both the intensity correlation and the spatial correlation between the corresponding corners for matching them. We estimate the lens distortion parameter and the eight-parameter planar projective transformation matrix via the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm. After the pairwise registration stage, we used a global optimization strategy, solving a linear system of equations to produce a globally consistent alignment of the entire set of original images. Lastly, image fusion using a weighted blending function together with intensity compensation produces an effective seamless mosaic image. Comparisons with current commercial image-mosaic software are favourable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6279, 27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 62790R (11 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725106
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Ran Song, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
John E. Szymanski, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6279:
27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Xun Hou; Wei Zhao; Baoli Yao, Editor(s)

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