Computer Processing Of Remotely Sensed Images

Author: Paul M. Mather
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470021012
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Remotely-sensed images of the Earth's surface provide a valuable source of information about the geographical distribution and properties of natural and cultural features. This fully revised and updated edition of a highly regarded textbook deals with the mechanics of processing remotely-senses images. Presented in an accessible manner, the book covers a wide range of image processing and pattern recognition techniques. Features include: New topics on LiDAR data processing, SAR interferometry, the analysis of imaging spectrometer image sets and the use of the wavelet transform. An accompanying CD-ROM with: updated MIPS software, including modules for standard procedures such as image display, filtering, image transforms, graph plotting, import of data from a range of sensors. A set of exercises, including data sets, illustrating the application of discussed methods using the MIPS software. An extensive list of WWW resources including colour illustrations for easy download. For further information, including exercises and latest software information visit the Author's Website at: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/paul.mather/ComputerProcessing3/

Digital Image Processing Of Remotely Sensed Data

Author: R.M. Hord
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323162355
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Digital Image Processing of Remotely Sensed Data presents a practical approach to digital image processing of remotely sensed data, with emphasis on application examples and algorithms. It explains where to get the data and what is available and what preprocessing is needed to prepare the imagery for processing. Research topics are described to indicate the limitations of computer methods. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins with a summary of basic concepts used in remote sensing and digital imagery, followed by a discussion on sources of remotely sensed data. Two essential hardware ingredients in a digital image processing system, a computer and a display device, are then considered, along with the algorithms used in digital image processing. Examples of how digital image processing algorithms have been applied to real imagery for specific objectives are given, including the Kentucky water impoundment experiment and the land-use mapping initiative in Washington, D.C. The next section is devoted to research topics such as digital image shape detection; edge detection and regionalized terrain classification from satellite photography; and digital image enhancement for maximum interpretability using linear programming. This monograph will be of value to professional regional planners, natural resource managers, and others in fields ranging from hydrology and forestry to agronomy and geology.

Digital Processing Of Remotely Sensed Images

Author: Johannes G. Moik
Editor:
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Advanced Image Processing Techniques For Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral Data

Author: Pramod K. Varshney
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662056054
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The first of its kind, this book reviews image processing tools and techniques including Independent Component Analysis, Mutual Information, Markov Random Field Models and Support Vector Machines. The book also explores a number of experimental examples based on a variety of remote sensors. The book will be useful to people involved in hyperspectral imaging research, as well as by remote-sensing data like geologists, hydrologists, environmental scientists, civil engineers and computer scientists.

Augmented Vision Perception In Infrared

Author: Riad I. Hammoud
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848002777
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Throughout much of machine vision’s early years the infrared imagery has suffered from return on investment despite its advantages over visual counterparts. Recently, the ?scal momentum has switched in favor of both manufacturers and practitioners of infrared technology as a result of today’s rising security and safety challenges and advances in thermographic sensors and their continuous drop in costs. This yielded a great impetus in achieving ever better performance in remote surveillance, object recognition, guidance, noncontact medical measurements, and more. The purpose of this book is to draw attention to recent successful efforts made on merging computer vision applications (nonmilitary only) and nonvisual imagery, as well as to ?ll in the need in the literature for an up-to-date convenient reference on machine vision and infrared technologies. Augmented Perception in Infrared provides a comprehensive review of recent deployment of infrared sensors in modern applications of computer vision, along with in-depth description of the world’s best machine vision algorithms and intel- gent analytics. Its topics encompass many disciplines of machine vision, including remote sensing, automatic target detection and recognition, background modeling and image segmentation, object tracking, face and facial expression recognition, - variant shape characterization, disparate sensors fusion, noncontact physiological measurements, night vision, and target classi?cation. Its application scope includes homeland security, public transportation, surveillance, medical, and military. Mo- over, this book emphasizes the merging of the aforementioned machine perception applications and nonvisual imaging in intensi?ed, near infrared, thermal infrared, laser, polarimetric, and hyperspectral bands.

Telescopes And Techniques

Author: Christopher R. Kitchin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852337254
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Chris Kitchin has written an easy-to-read book explaining how to use a small telescope and how to find your way around the sky. Covering all the basic topics--telescopes, optics, positions and motion, observing, and instruments--Telescopes and Techniques has been designed as an introduction for anyone wanting a firm grounding in the essentials of astronomy. Whether you are an amateur astronomer, an undergraduate student, or just someone who wants to learn more about this fascinating subject, Telescopes and Techniques is an ideal place to start. This new edition of Telescopes and Techniques is updated for technical changes in astronomical instrumentation.

Image Processing For Remote Sensing

Author: C.H. Chen
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420066654
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Edited by leaders in the field, with contributions by a panel of experts, Image Processing for Remote Sensing explores new and unconventional mathematics methods. The coverage includes the physics and mathematical algorithms of SAR images, a comprehensive treatment of MRF-based remote sensing image classification, statistical approaches for

Remote Sensing And Geographical Information Systems For Resource Management In Developing Countries

Author: Alan S. Belward
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792312680
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There is a growing realization that our expanding population and thirst for industrial and technological development directly threaten our environment. This awareness has emerged as the nations of the world have developed a global outlook; the earth was seen and photographed as a whole for the first time during the Apollo missions of the late 1960s; also there is increasing recogni.tion that the earth functions as a single system in which every living organism interacts with every other, and that ecological processes do not recognize geo-political boundaries. At the same time however, concern with our environment must be balanced against the need to provide food, housing, health care, education and employment for the growing populace. This conflict can only be resolved through careful management of the earth's resources. Management of natural resources implies knowledge regarding their state, distribution and dynamics. This in tum implies the active collection and recording of environmental data. In fact such data have been collected throughout history. From the earliest civilizations inventories, through field surveys, have been made concerning the spatial organization of the environment. These have then been translated, through the process of cartography, into maps; maps for navigation, for military use, for agriculturalists, maps of a general nature such as topographic maps, and thematic maps showing more specific themes such as land use.

Computer Vision Graphics And Image Processing

Author: Prem Kalra
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540683011
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, ICVGIP 2006, held in Madurai, India in December 2006. The 29 revised full papers and 56 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 284 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on image restoration and super-resolution, segmentation and classification, image filtering and image processing, graphics and visualization, video analysis, tracking and surveillance, face-, gesture-, and object-recognition, compression, document processing/OCR, content based image retrieval, stereo/camera calibration, and biometrics.