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Articles | Volume XLII-1/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-1/W1, 247–255, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-1-W1-247-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-1/W1, 247–255, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-1-W1-247-2017

  31 May 2017

31 May 2017

MULTI-SCALE SEGMENTATION OF HIGH RESOLUTION REMOTE SENSING IMAGES BY INTEGRATING MULTIPLE FEATURES

Y. Di1, G. Jiang2, L. Yan1, H. Liu1, and S. Zheng1 Y. Di et al.
  • 1R & D Engineer, Beijing SatImage Information Technology Co.,Ltd, China
  • 2Zhengzhou Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Zhengzhou, China

Keywords: High resolution remote sensing images, multi-scale segmentation, canny edge detector, texture feature, Mumford Shah–standard, Kruskal algorithm

Abstract. Most of multi-scale segmentation algorithms are not aiming at high resolution remote sensing images and have difficulty to communicate and use layers’ information. In view of them, we proposes a method of multi-scale segmentation of high resolution remote sensing images by integrating multiple features. First, Canny operator is used to extract edge information, and then band weighted distance function is built to obtain the edge weight. According to the criterion, the initial segmentation objects of color images can be gained by Kruskal minimum spanning tree algorithm. Finally segmentation images are got by the adaptive rule of Mumford–Shah region merging combination with spectral and texture information. The proposed method is evaluated precisely using analog images and ZY-3 satellite images through quantitative and qualitative analysis. The experimental results show that the multi-scale segmentation of high resolution remote sensing images by integrating multiple features outperformed the software eCognition fractal network evolution algorithm (highest-resolution network evolution that FNEA) on the accuracy and slightly inferior to FNEA on the efficiency.