Title: Use of New coastal spectral band for precise dwelling extraction in the Hagadera refugee camp
Authors: HEINZEL JOHANNESKEMPER Thomas
Citation: Proceedings of ESA-EUSC-JRC Conference of Image Information Mining 2014 p. 58-62
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC86089
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-79-36160-9
ISSN: 1831-9424
URI: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/sites/default/files/lb-na-26548-en-n_soille.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC86089
DOI: 10.2788/25852
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: An increasing number of recent and upcoming satellite platforms are equipped with on-board multispectral sensors that are capable of recording reflected sunlight at the transition from visible blue to violet wavelength. Those sensor capabilities were originally developed for coastal and shallow water applications. This paper presents a new application area of such sensor bands for image information extraction. According to our observations the so called coastal band of Worldview 2 imagery reflects strongly on bright coloured plastic. Such material is widely used in form of plastic sheets provided by relief agencies to roof temporary dwellings in refugee or internally displaced person (IDP) camps. The excellent reflection within this band allows a precise automated detection of dwellings for such camps. The presented method uses this band as input image for a morphological processing to extract single dwelling.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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