Title: Towards Building Shadow Extraction in VHR SAR Images using Mathematical Morphology
Authors: BRUNNER DominikSOILLE Pierre
Citation: Abstract Book of the 9th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology p. 17-20
Publisher: University of Groningen
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC52621
URI: http://www.cs.rug.nl/~ISMM09/ISMMabstractbook.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC52621
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: In this paper, we propose a novel way to extract shadows cast by buildings from VHR SAR imagery using mathematical morphology. We first characterize the appearance of building shadow areas in VHR SAR. Then, we translate this description into a sequence of morphological operators to extract the shadow areas. We demonstrate the proposed method using spaceborne meter resolution TerraSAR-X data from Dorsten, Germany.
JRC Institute:Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen

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