STUDY ON MOSAIC AND UNIFORM COLOR METHOD OF SATELLITE IMAGE FUSION IN LARGE SREA
- Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geo-information, Beijing, P.R. China
Keywords: Large area, Multi-temporal, Satellite image mosaic, Automatic uniform color
Abstract. Due to the improvement of satellite radiometric resolution and the color difference for multi-temporal satellite remote sensing images and the large amount of satellite image data, how to complete the mosaic and uniform color process of satellite images is always an important problem in image processing. First of all using the bundle uniform color method and least squares mosaic method of GXL and the dodging function, the uniform transition of color and brightness can be realized in large area and multi-temporal satellite images. Secondly, using Color Mapping software to color mosaic images of 16bit to mosaic images of 8bit based on uniform color method with low resolution reference images. At last, qualitative and quantitative analytical methods are used respectively to analyse and evaluate satellite image after mosaic and uniformity coloring. The test reflects the correlation of mosaic images before and after coloring is higher than 95 % and image information entropy increases, texture features are enhanced which have been proved by calculation of quantitative indexes such as correlation coefficient and information entropy. Satellite image mosaic and color processing in large area has been well implemented.