Semantic Modeling for the Acquisition of Topographic Information from Images and Maps: SMATI 97 / Edition 1

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Overview

Acquiring spatial data for geoinformation systems is still mainly done by human operators who analyze images using classical photogrammetric equipment or digitize maps, possibly assisted by some low level image processing. Automation of these tasks is difficult due to the complexity of the object, the topography, and the deficiency of current pattern recognition and image analysis tools for achieving a reliable transition from the data to the high level description of topographic objects. It appears that progress in automation only can be achieved by incorporating domain-specific semantic models into the analysis procedures. This volume collects papers which were presented at the Workshop "SMATI '97". The workshop focused on "Semantic Modeling for the Acquisition of Topographic Information from Images and Maps." This volume offers a comprehensive selection of high-quality and in-depth contributions by experts of the field coming from leading research institutes, treating both theoretical and implementation issues and integrating aspects of photogrammetry, cartography, computer vision, and image understanding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764357580
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Basel
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Knowledge Based Interpretation of Aerial Images and Maps Using a Digital Landscape Model as Partial Interpretation 3
A New Approach for Satellite Image Analysis by Means of a Semantic Network 20
Two Level Image Interpretation Based on Markov Random Fields 37
Cartographic Displacement Using the Snakes Concept 59
Multi-Level Comparative Analysis of Spatial Operators in GIS and Remote Sensing as a Foundation for an Integrated GIS 72
Methods of Data Interpretation - Applied to Model Generalization from Large to Medium Scale 89
A Semantic Road Model for Aerial Image Interpretation 107
Road Modeling Based on a Cartographic Database for Aerial Image Interpretation 123
Multi-Resolution, Semantic Objects, and Context for Road Extruction 140
Integration of 2D and 3D Reasoning for Building Reconstruction Using a Generic Hierarchical Model 159
Systematic Acquisition 3D Building Model Knowledge 181
Building Recognition with Bayesian Networks 196
Model-Based Surface Recovery of Buildings in Optical and Ranges Images 211
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