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Automatic Shape Detection For Programmed Terrain Classification
Author(s): J. K. Hawkins; G. T. Elerding; K. W. Bixby; P. A. Haworth
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an automatic system for classifying and delineating terrain features in aerial photography. Recognition algorithms are based upon sharing the burden of image shape detection between a special film scanner and a general-purpose computer. Classification is based upon "common sense" characteristics of terrain categories, implemented by local shape recognition and binary decision criteria. Procedures are described and system implications discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1966
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0006, Filmed Data and Computers, (1 December 1966); doi: 10.1117/12.971063
Show Author Affiliations
J. K. Hawkins, Aeronutronic Division of Philco Corporation (United States)
G. T. Elerding, Aeronutronic Division of Philco Corporation (United States)
K. W. Bixby, Aeronutronic Division of Philco Corporation (United States)
P. A. Haworth, Aeronutronic Division of Philco Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0006:
Filmed Data and Computers
Harold L Kasnitz, Editor(s)

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