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Wang, S. and Elliott, D. B. and Campbell, J. and Ehrich, R. W. and Haralick, R. M. (1981) SPATIAL REASONING IN REMOTELY SENSED DATA. Technical Report CS81014-R, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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Photointerpreters employ a variety of implicit spatial models to provide interpretations from remotely sensed aerial or satellite imagery. The process of making the implicit models explicit and the subsequent use of explicit models in computer processing is difficult. In this paper one application is illustrated: how ridges and valleys can be automatically interpreted from LANDSAT imagery of a mountainous area and how a relative elevation terrain model can be constructed from this interpretation. It is shown how an illumination model is being used to explain many of the features of a LANDSAT image. Finally, it is shown how to examine valleys for the possible presence of streams or rivers and it is shown how a spatial relational model can be set up to make a final interpretation of the river drainage network.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:867
Deposited By:Administrator, Eprints
Deposited On:10 May 2006