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Main Title Object-Based Image Analysis and Treaty Verification New Approaches in Remote Sensing - Applied to Nuclear Facilities in Iran / [electronic resource] :
Author Nussbaum, Sven.
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Menz, Gunter.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
ISBN 9781402069611
Subjects Remote sensing.
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 172p. 112 illus., 42 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Basic Principles -- Satellite Imagery and Methods of Remote Sensing -- eCognition Image Analysis Software -- Change Detection -- Object-Based Analysis and Change Detection -- SEaTH - A New Tool for Feature Analysis -- Preprocessing of Very-High-Resolution RS Data -- Object-Based Analysis of Iranian Nuclear Facilities -- Combined Change Detection at NFRPC Esfahan -- Summary and Conclusions. The availability of new high resolution satellite data brings with it the need for new image analysis methods. Traditional pixel-oriented algorithms do not give credit to the spatial coherence of high resolution imagery. In particular, for detection and classification of man-made structures, object-based procedures are much more appropriate. The use of object features such as scale, compactness, orientation and texture, in addition to spectral characteristics, extends the possibilities of remote sensing satellite image analysis considerably. This book describes recent progress in object-based image interpretation, and also presents many new results in its application to verification of nuclear non-proliferation. A comprehensive workflow and newly developed algorithms for object-based high resolution image (pre-) processing, feature extraction, change detection, classification and interpretation are developed, applied and evaluated. The entire analysis chain is demonstrated with high resolution imagery acquired over Iranian nuclear facilities.