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Overlapped and shadowed tree crown segmentation based on HSI color model and watershed algoritim

Mohamed Arrish, Senosy Suliman (2014) Overlapped and shadowed tree crown segmentation based on HSI color model and watershed algoritim. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computing.



Image provides valuable information to the human and this information could be used to take an effective dissection such as information that comes from satellite sensors. Satellite images let the human have the information from the ground for very wide area. The negative side of satellite image is the resolution is still not much high. Satellite image play a vital role in many area of our live, especially agriculture, where the human can calculate the crown of the tree for very wide area in very short time. The counting of tree will not be accurate without getting good segmentation of these crowns. This work has applied segmentation algorithm to separate crown of coconut palm tree from shadow and the overlapped crown as well. The algorithm has exploited HSI color model to differentiate the color of crown from the color of shadow. The result of using this feature gives very different color for both shadow and crown. After crown detection the algorithm used morphological operation such as image filling to enhance the crown. The following step is removing noise or pixels which considered unwanted objects. Finally, the image was segmented using watershed after applying distance transform on the image. Since this research does not has ground information to measure the accuracy, the evaluation has been done manually, where the crown has counted manually and calculate the accuracy of this work which is 73%.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Sains Komputer)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2014 ; Supervisor : Dzulkifli Mohamad
Uncontrolled Keywords:remote-sensing images, image processing, digital techniques
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
ID Code:41690
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:08 Oct 2014 02:20
Last Modified:10 Sep 2017 08:22

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