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

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $54.50
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 57%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $54.50   
  • New (5) from $95.61   
  • Used (4) from $54.50   


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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764357580
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Basel
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231
  • 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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)